Fuller’s pubs are set to improve EV charging for its customers after signing a deal with Pod Point to install units at 10 of its sites.
Having signed a three-year deal with the charge point supplier, Fuller’s sites in London and the South East will increase charging provision from the three locations already available.
The new charge points will be free to use for customers and staff, with the pub company aiming to appeal to EV drivers and offer something different from a number of its rivals.
Pod Point is also supporting Fuller’s in a trial monitoring average daily mileage. This will help identify which parts of the Fuller’s fleet – which helps in managing almost 400 pubs and hotels – can be switched to EVs.
Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Fuller’s Inns, said: “We’re always looking to give our customers more reasons to visit our pubs and free charging will be a popular incentive for the growing community of EV drivers. We’ll seek to build on these initial installs and roll-out to more pubs as the number of EV drivers continues to rise.”
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO and founder, added: “EV drivers will be saying cheers to Fuller’s now that they can relax with a meal and a – non-alcoholic – drink while topping up their charge.
“EV charging should be something drivers don’t have to think about and having charge points available in locations where people typically spend an hour or more is hugely important in supporting the UK’s transition to EVs.”
Charge points will be available to find on Zap-Map as they go live, with some already online.