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McDonald’s to introduce fast charging across Netherlands

McDonald’s branches across the Netherlands will be kitted out with fast charging points by the end of 2021.

McDonald's first fast charging station will go live at the end of the year

McDonald’s first fast charging station will go live at the end of the year

The agreement with energy firm Nuon will see the installation of 168 fast charging stations, each with two fast charging points, get underway from the end of 2018 under a three-year programme.

The charging stations will use renewable electricity fully generated by Dutch wind turbines and are being installed in response to rising charging demand in the Netherlands. Figures published by CBS (Statistics Netherlands) show nearly 22 thousand fully electric vehicles were on the road in the Netherlands at the start of the year, up almost 60% to a year previously.

McDonald’s said the deal form part of its work to make its restaurants more sustainable.

Bas Klaassen, director development real estate & construction at McDonald’s, continued: “We are using our scale of operations to work towards climate-neutral construction, operations and logistics. We are extremely happy that this collaboration will allow us to offer those of our customers driving electric vehicles the convenience of a fast charging point with good facilities on the road.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.