The retailer is making changes to its car parks across the UK in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.
The chain expands the UK’s largest supermarket network of ‘next-generation’ fast electric charging points for electric vehicles, allowing customers to charge the majority of cars from empty to full in less than 45 minutes .
The announcement coincides with comments made today by AMC Chief Andrea Costelli, who said: “We urgently need to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging points to achieve net zero”
“New generation” fast chargers can charge an electric car up to six times faster than standard charging stations used by other supermarkets.
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They will allow customers to recharge their cars even on a short shopping trip or a quick visit to a Morrisons cafe. A typical 30-40 minute charge will give drivers up to 100 miles of range.
Over the next twelve months Morrisons will add an additional 100 fast chargers to its network, Birmingham Live said.
Having recently installed its 200th GeniePoint quick-charge point, Morrisons also saved 2,000 tonnes of carbon along the way.
Andrew Ball, Morrisons Director of Fuel and Services, said: “We know customers don’t want to spend hours waiting for their cars to charge, which is why we made the decision to install the next generation. fast chargers.
“It is important that we continue to offer our customers the ability to charge their electric vehicles while they shop or eat with us. This summer, whether they are heading to the coast or touring the beautiful countryside, customers can rest assured knowing that they are always close by at one of our charging points.
“All the electricity used for recharging will come from zero-carbon energy sources like wind and solar. “
Recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that there are over 450,000 electric vehicles on UK roads, of which around 50% are battery vehicles *. The demand for reliable and fast charging facilities for electric vehicles is increasing and drivers want to see chargers located in convenient places where their vehicles can be recharged while continuing with their daily activities.