McDonald’s set to add EV charging stations to drive-thru menus

McDonald’s has confirmed plans to install two new electric vehicle (EV) rapid chargers at its Glenrothes Queensway branch in Fife – with others following suit in the coming months.

McDonald’s announced earlier this year that it was to team up with EV charging provider InstaVolt to introduce the charging points as standard across its new restaurants, but that commitment also aims to see them introduced at existing drive-thru restaurants within its estate where possible.

The Glenrothes Queensway restaurant has been identified as one of the latter, and a formal planning permission to install the pair of charging points has now been lodged.

Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s UK & Ireland chief executive, said: “Appetite for electric vehicles, which will be a central part of the UK’s efforts to build back greener post COVID-19, is growing.

“This partnership and ambition takes advantage of our scale, and is a real step forward for those already driving electric vehicles, as well as people considering making the switch.

“As we look toward a return to normal service post-COVID-19, drivers will be able to pop in for a coffee or a meal and get an 80% charge in 20 minutes.

“We are known for speed and convenience, and this partnership with InstaVolt will provide just that for EV drivers.”

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