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The Peel Energy and ChargePoint Services partnership continues to expand with the installation of additional GeniePoint Network electric vehicle chargers at Lowry Outlet at MediaCityUK in Salford, Manchester.

MediaCityUK already hosts ten GeniePoint Network chargers providing reliable EV charging for the 7,500 people that live, work and visit this vibrant site daily, on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal.

Now live, the new GeniePoint Network chargers provide drivers with three twin socket, 22kW charging. Accessible via the GeniePoint Network mobile web app – www.geniepoint.co.uk, or via RFID card, they offer the latest in EV charging technology including load balancing to maximize charging output depending on the number of connected vehicles.

Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ChargePoint Services, said. “Providing easy to use, reliable refueling facilities for electric vehicle drivers, positioned exactly where they live, work, shop and spend their leisure time, is critical in supporting the smooth transition to clean transport and improving air quality across the UK. Peel Group are clearly demonstrating their drive to lower carbon output across their sites nationwide.”

Kelly Hurst, Centre Manger, Lowry Outlet, said. “Lowry Outlet recognise that the ownership of electric vehicles is on the rise, and as a progressive centre, who believe in a first class service to our customers, it is important to be relevant to all potential customers and visitors to our sites. Lowry Outlet as part of Lifestyle Outlets, is proud of the work that is done to lower our carbon footprint and to add to our green credentials, as well as offering a quality and convenient service to our customers.”

They are installed as part of the Innovate UK project EV-elocity and part funded by Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and A.T. Kearney. The EV-elocity project seeks to understand the opportunities and benefits of Vehicle-to-Grid technology, particularly how vehicle use will impact commercial viability. Other project partners are; A.T. Kearney, Cenex, Brixworth Technology, Forward Utility, Peel L&P, E-Car Club, Honda, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham, Nottingham City Council, Leeds City Council.

EV Drivers can sign up to use the new chargers via www.geniepoint.co.uk.