Marston’s Inns and Taverns has partnered with Engenie to to roll out rapid chargers across its pubs nationwide.
Initially, 400 rapid chargers, powered by 100% renewable energy, will be rolled out at selected sites, allowing up to three cars to charge at each site at any one time.
"Our goal is to become the UK’s most environmentally efficient pub business. By partnering with innovative and customer-focused organisations like Engenie, we’ll continue to hold ourselves and the sector to the highest possible environmental standards,” said Andy Kershaw, head of facilities management and projects, Marston’s.
Engenie’s rapid charging points require no membership or connection fee and operate with all contactless payment cards. Each 50kW charger is compatible with all EVs on the market today and can provide an 80% charge in just 30-60min.
The announcement follows closely behind another partnership, which sees Engenie’s rapid chargers installed across M7 Real Estate’s entire out-of-town retail warehouse portfolio.
The two partnerships form part of a development plan involving a number of high profile partners that will enable Engenie to grow its network to 1500 rapid chargers by 2021.
Patrick Sherriff, business development director, Engenie, said: “Our national network of rapid chargers is having a significant positive impact on local air quality; another feather in the cap of Marston’s’ already impressive long-term environmental commitments. At the same time, our easy-to-use rapid EV charging points will put the customer at the centre of the EV transition.”
Two Engenie chargers will be installed at each of the following Marston’s pubs and restaurants by early 2019:
Chalkhill Blue Andover
Cherry Laurel, Bridgend
Silver Birch, Cleckheaton
Kings Highway, Derby (1 charger)
Spring River, Ebbsfleet
Old Plane Tree, Glasgow
Red Sails, Hull
The Elms, Lutterworth
Little Castle, Markham Vale
Poppy Fields, Maidstone
Lingfield Farm, Middlesbrough
Talardy, St Asaph
Highland Gate, Stirling
Pepper Mill, Stoke-on-Trent
Kings Chamber, Thorne
Ruddy Duck, Wakefield
The Bakehouse, Welwyn
Black Pole, Worcester
Plas Coch, Wrexham