Sainsbury’s has launched an exciting new service in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with the introduction of brand-new Ultra-rapid Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points at its store on Wetherby Road.
‘Ultra-rapid’ is the fastest type of EV charging currently available on the market. Designed to be quick, reliable and easy to use, Sainsbury’s new service will allow customers to charge Electric Vehicles in as little as 30 minutes – providing enough power to travel up to 200 miles – rather than waiting for hours when using slower types of EV charging.
Whether EV users are local, visiting or just passing by, they can now take advantage of eight new charging points in Sainsbury’s Harrogate Superstore. The Ultra-rapid 150kW charging service will be available as a sustainable power source for all types of EVs and for all drivers – not just those shopping in-store.
Instantly recognisable with splashes of Sainsbury’s signature orange, the charging points are located in the car park near the store. They have been designed to be easily accessible for disabled customers, as well as those with young children, thanks to the additional space around and between bays.
Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Director of Property, Procurement & EV Ventures, said: “We know that demand for speedy, efficient EV charging facilities in the UK continues to grow and that’s why we’ve brought this great new service to the people of Harrogate. We hope customers enjoy the speed and convenience it offers and we look forward to hearing their feedback.
“We’re constantly looking for new ways to offer our customers more innovative, sustainable products and services at competitive prices. We’re also committed to reducing our carbon emissions and reaching Net Zero in our operations by 2035 and offering more, improved electric vehicle charging forms part of this pledge – our new charging points are powered by the same electricity that powers the rest of Sainsbury’s estate, 100% of which is renewable or matched to renewable sources.”