Pub retailer Greene King has announced plans to roll out rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers at over 300 locations across the UK.
This new rollout is thanks to a partnership with EV charge point operator Drive Energi, who will own and operate this scheme which will be one of the UK’s largest retail located charging networks.
The first charge points will be rolled out across the North West before the end of 2020.
The wider roll-out across the rest of the UK will take place in phases over the next three years.
The charge points will all be powered using 100% renewable energy and will be available to use via a ‘Pay as You Go’ tariff.
CEO of Drive Energi James Moat said: ‘This is a significant milestone for Drive Energi and we are proud to be working in partnership with Greene King on this exciting project as the UK’s EV charging sector will play a major role in leading a green recovery post-COVID-19.
‘We are committed to the roll-out of accessible public charging across the UK and drivers can expect to charge from over 300 Drive Energi locations by the end of 2021.’
Tony Hodgson, head of estates at Greene King added: ‘We’ve been working hard developing our sustainability plans as we continue to build a greener business.
‘With more people buying electric cars in a bid to be more environmentally friendly, we want to support our customers who come to dine or stay with us by offering electric charging ports in our pubs that are able to do so.’
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