McDonald’s to install electric car charge points at UK sites
Visitors to McDonalds sites throughout the UK will now be able to charge up their electric vehicles following the announcement of plans to install hundreds of charging points at the fast-food chain’s sites.
Diners will be able to plug their cars into the ports which, McDonald’s says, will be able to charge some cars up to 80 per cent in as little as 20 minutes. The installation has been made through a partnership between McDonald’s and InstaVolt.
McDonald’s conducted research which found that more than half of people who said that they did not own an electric vehicle cited a lack of convenient charging points as the reason why they hadn’t switched. However, two thirds would think about making the switch if coverage was better.
With more than 1,300 sites across the UK, the roll-out of these charging points will create a far-reaching network of charging sites.
“Appetite for electric vehicles, which will be a central part of the UK’s efforts to build back greener post Covid-19, is growing,” said McDonald’s UK and Ireland CEO Paul Pomroy.
“This partnership and ambition takes advantage of our scale, and is a real step forward for those already driving electric vehicles, as well as people considering making the switch.
“With over 1,300 restaurants our ambition would mean you would never be far from a charging point.
“Our ultimate ambition is to have more EV charging points on our premises than any other company in the UK and Ireland.”