Major UK pub firm to install 200 rapid EV charge points

Pub and restaurant firm Mitchells & Butlers has agreed a deal with BP Chargemaster that will see rapid EV charge points installed at 200 of its sites.

The Ultracharge 50kW rapid chargers will operate on the Polar network, which is backed with 100% renewable electricity, and will be available to use on either a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis.

Mitchells & Butlers runs nearly 2000 managed pubs, bars and restaurants throughout the UK, including chains such as Toby Carvery, All Bar One and Browns.

Richard Turner, head of supplier management at Mitchells & Butlers, said: ‘After a successful trial at a number of our businesses we’re very excited to roll out BP Chargemaster electric vehicle rapid charging points across wide areas of our estate.

Toby Carvery Northbourne, Wimbourne Road, Bournemouth – Post refurbishment. 1504022. 27th April 2015.

‘We recognise the importance of providing somewhere for EV users to charge their cars, whilst also giving them the opportunity to stop off for a coffee, or even a bite to eat, which is how our pubs and restaurants will play a vital part.’

David Newton, Chief Operating Officer of BP Chargemaster, added: ‘We are very proud to be working with Mitchells & Butlers, which has many of the best-loved restaurant and pub brands in the UK.

‘These new 50kW rapid chargers will making driving an EV across the country even easier, providing a great opportunity for drivers to enjoy a break on a long journey.’

In October 2018, Marston’s became the UK’s first pub company to roll out rapid chargers across sites nationwide after agreeing a deal with Engenie to see 400 charge points built across its sites.

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