InstaVolt has announced a major partnership with fast-food retailer KFC and will install rapid chargers at up to 450 drive-thru restaurants across the UK. This adds to existing chargers at KFC locations in Sheffield, Nottingham, Rotherham, and Crewe.
The roll-out programme is already underway. The roll-out programme is already underway with many sites already live, including Shirley Road, Birmingham. Restaurants in Hampshire and London will follow in the next few months. This means that EV drivers can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat while they charge – all at easily accessible locations on major road networks or in urban areas.
InstaVolt’s chief executive officer Adrian Keen said: “We are committed to delivering our class-leading rapid charging infrastructure at new locations nationwide. Our partnership with KFC is a fantastic achievement for the team at InstaVolt and will be welcome news for EV drivers across the UK.”
With more than 500 rapid chargers nationwide, InstaVolt is dedicated to installing more in places that are convenient to electric vehicle owners. InstaVolt’s commercial director Lee Adams said: “We seek out sites that have great facilities for drivers. With hundreds of KFC restaurants in easily accessible locations and a dwell time that’s great for on-the-go charging, our partnership with KFC is the perfect collaboration.”
As well as attracting more EV owners to its restaurants and drive-thrus, KFC is excited about the sustainability aspect of these chargers. Mathew McCormick, chief development officer at KFC UK & Ireland explained: “Our partnership with market leader InstaVolt is a positive step for our business. We are committed to sustainability and installing EV rapid chargers at our restaurants is strategically very important. Reducing pollution and harmful emissions is a major priority and giving our loyal fans the opportunity to enjoy our iconic fried chicken while charging their electric cars is a perfect combination.”