FOR:EV, an Edinburgh-headquartered charge point operator, has begun the roll-out of rapid charging stations at four branches of Starbucks, from Perthshire to the Borders.
Installation is complete at the Starbucks sites in Livingston and Dunfermline, and due to start at two further sites in Galashiels and Blairgowrie later this month.
150kW ultra-rapid charge points will be installed at Livingston, Dunfermline and Galashiels, and 100kW charge points at Blairgowrie. FOR:EV’s charge points supply 100% fully accredited renewable green energy.
“The installation of these new ultra-rapid charge points at Starbucks sites across Scotland will be very welcome at a time when EV ownership is increasing dramatically”, said FOR:EV’s Business Development Manager, Calum Wallace.
“Infrastructure like this will make it easy for EV owners to quickly top up their charge in the time it takes to have a coffee.
“In order to break down a key barrier to EV charging away from home, our chargers operate on a user-friendly ‘tap-and-go’ approach, with no registration or membership requirements, to make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.”
This rollout forms part of FOR:EV’s plans to create a vast network of over 1,700 electric vehicle charging points at 600 public sites across Scotland and the UK.
"We're delighted to be teaming up with FOR:EV to provide our customers with rapid EV charging points at several of our sites," said Hamish Rankin, Head of Property at Mungo Park’s parent company, The Explorer Group.
"Their efficient charging system provides yet another high-quality service at our Starbucks drive throughs as we continue to supply to local communities.”