Drive Energi to deploy fast charging points at Greene King pubs

UK charging network operator Drive Energi has sparked a deal with Greene King, a chain of 2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK, to roll out DC rapid chargers. The first locations are to go live in the North West region before the end of 2020. A wider roll-out will take place in phases across the UK over the next three years.

The Tritium 50 kW DC charge points will be powered by renewable energy. Drivers can use contactless payment, and can opt for a pay-as-you-go tariff with no subscription required.

“We are committed to the roll-out of accessible public charging across the UK, and drivers can expect to charge from over 300 Drive Energi locations by the end of 2021,” said Drive Energi CEO James Moat.

“We’ve been working hard developing our sustainability plans as we continue to build a greener business,” said Tony Hodgson, Head of Estates at Greene King. “With more people buying electric cars, we want to support our customers who come to dine or stay with us by offering electric charging ports in our pubs.”

Source: Drive Energi