Marston’s becomes first pub to roll out rapid EV chargers
Marston’s Inns and Taverns has partnered with Engenie to roll out rapid chargers across its 1,600-plus sites nationwide – said to mark a first among the pub industry.
The move will see the installation of 400 rapid EV chargers, powered by 100% renewable energy and allowing up to three cars to charge at each site at any one time.
Andy Kershaw, head of facilities management and projects, Marston’s, said: “Our goal is to become the UK’s most environmentally efficient pub business. By partnering with innovative and customer-focused organisations like Engenie, we’ll continue to hold ourselves and the sector to the highest possible environmental standards.”
Engenie’s rapid charging points have been designed for simple use, require no membership or connection fee and operate with all contactless payment cards. Each 50kW charger is compatible with all EVs on the market today and provides an 80% charge in around 30-60 minutes, depending on the battery.
Patrick Sherriff, business development director, Engenie, said: “Our national network of rapid chargers is having a significant positive impact on local air quality; another feather in the cap of Marston’s’ already impressive long-term environmental commitments. At the same time, our easy-to-use rapid EV charging points will put the customer at the centre of the EV transition.”
The deal also sees the Marston charging network use charging hardware from Swarco eVolt in the form of the Raption 50 Rapid Charger and E.Connect back-office service, developed to offer a consistently high level customer satisfaction and dedicated service support throughout the UK.