After a number of successful trials, BP Chargemaster will roll-out 200 new rapid chargers at Mitchells & Butlers sites across the UK.
Up to 50 new installations are expected by October 2019, with 50 kW Ultracharge units from BP Chargemaster to be added to the Polar network, backed by 100% renewable electricity.
Mitchells & Butlers run pubs and restaurants nationwide, with brands including Vintage Inns, Harvester, Toby Carvery, Miller & Carter, and All Bar One.
Richard Turner, Head of Supplier Management at Mitchells & Butlers, said: “After a successful trial at a number of our businesses we’re very excited to roll out BP Chargemaster electric vehicle rapid charging points across wide areas of our estate. We recognise the importance of providing somewhere for EV users to charge their cars, whilst also giving them the opportunity to stop off for a coffee, or even a bite to eat, which is how our pubs and restaurants will play a vital part.
“With a large number of our sites being located either on or near main roads, we will be able to provide prime locations for an EV owner to charge their car. This is great opportunity for Mitchells & Butlers to increase footfall through our businesses, opening up some great locations to BP Chargemaster pay-as-you-go and subscription customers.”
David Newton, Chief Operating Officer of BP Chargemaster, said: “We are very proud to be working with Mitchells & Butlers, which has many of the best-loved restaurant and pub brands in the UK. These new 50kW rapid chargers will making driving an EV across the country even easier, providing a great opportunity for drivers to enjoy a break on a long journey.
“At this stage in the market, we are seeing electric vehicle drivers actively seek out locations that offer convenient charging, so we also expect to deliver additional footfall to sites that host our rapid chargers.”
As the Polar network is a dynamic data partner of Zap-Map’s the new chargers will appear on our desktop map and app as soon as they go live.