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Motor Fuel Group opens first all-EV charging station

Energy Assets Networks (EAN) electric vehicle (EV) charging site

Independent forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG), has opened its first all-electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Stretford, Manchester.

With support from its power infrastructure partner Energy Assets Networks (EAN), the site comprises eight 150kW ultra-fast charging points, which enable battery recharge in 20-40 minutes, along with retail convenience store, food to go, restroom and vehicle valeting facilities.

EAN said it has developed a common connections specification for EV charging networks that enables operators such as MFG to build their country-wide presence more efficiently.

Alan Hutton, strategic network planning director at MFG, said: “Opening our first all-EV charging station is a significant milestone for MFG, as we electrify our network across the UK.

“We have built a strong commercial partnership with EAN, founded on fast response and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

“As we roll out our dual-fuel strategy, they continue to play a key role in helping MFG electrify our locations which already serve millions of customers every week.”

EAN said it provides technical and legal expertise alongside asset values to help advance progress on Britain’s nationwide EV charging infrastructure.

Symon Gray, head of networks at EAN, added: “Electric vehicle ownership is on a rapid upward curve, reflecting both consumer demand for lower carbon technologies and growing confidence in charging network availability resulting from investment in services by leading operators such as MFG.

“We are delighted to be playing our part in creating a more sustainable approach to private mobility.”

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