Sainsburys nationwide 'Smart Charge' EV installations

Careys is delighted to be a preferred partner for Sainsburys working on multiple nationwide installations of ‘Smart Charge’ EV charging points, a brand-new, dedicated EV charging business that will give drivers access to ultra-rapid EV charging points.





Principal Contractor


Acting as Principal Contractor, our specialist team has delivered numerous installations at stores across the UK, where our scope of works included the planning, design, commissioning and hand over of multiple EV charging bays per each store, which specifically involved:

  • Coordidnate and deliver EV store design.
  • Carry out topographical surveys, soil investigations, flood risk assessments and structural surveys.
  • Work with local authorities, DNO’s and ICP’s, to review and validate best points of connections for new HV installations.
  • Manage new sub-station Installations for Sainsburys stores.
  • Install new LV GRP’s
  • Act as main contractor on all schemes.
  • Carry out all civil works, including trenching and backfilling and surfacing.
  • Install all LV and HV ducting, pits and manholes.
  • Manage LV works in live stores.
  • Install new white lining and EV charging Sainsburys branded signage.
  • Coordinate and commission EV charging schemes and launch.

The 150kW charging bays allow drivers to fully charge their vehicle in as little as 30 minutes. And best of all, they’re powered by the same 100% renewable energy that powers the Sainsbury's estate.

Smart Charge offers spacious, accessible bays open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year which are compatible with fully electric vehicles.

This is the first of Careys EV installation works for Sainsburys as they continue to install Smart Charge points across their estate, with over 750 bays in more than 100 Sainsbury’s locations scheduled by the end of 2024, making it one of the UK’s top five providers of ultra-rapid EV charging.

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