McDonald's set to install EV chargers at its drive-thru

McDonald’s is set to install rapid electric car chargers at sites across the UK and Ireland.The firm has partnered with EV charging firm InstaVolt to install charging points at both new and existing drive-thru.

The 125kW chargers used by InstaVolt are some of the fastest in Britain, and can charge some EVs’ batteries to 80 per cent in 20 minutes.McDonald’s has 1,300 restaurants across the UK, the firm has said that it wants to have more charging points on its premises than any other company in the UK or Ireland.

Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald’s UK & Ireland, said: “Appetite for electric vehicles, which will be a central part of the UK’s efforts to build back greener post Covid-19, is growing. 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."

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