The Motor Fuel Group (MFG) will install more than 350, ultra-rapid EV chargers at 60 hubs throughout the UK this year.
As part of its commitment to invest £400 million in EV infrastructure by 2030, MFG plans to invest over £50 million in 2022 on dual-fuel and EV only sites across its nationwide portfolio.
Beyond the 60 new hubs scheduled for opening in 2022, MFG will energise a further 20 sites in Q1 2022 that have been completed in the final months of 2021.
MFG hubs will consist of between four and eight Ultra-Rapid 150kW EV Chargers per site. The 150kW chargers can add 100 miles range in approximately 10 minutes, subject to the charging capability of individual car batteries.
These will be augmented with 300kW+ chargers as vehicle battery technology improves to maintain the fastest charging times across the MFG network. While these charging speeds are beyond the capability of most EV models currently on the market, MFG says it is investing ahead of the curve to build driver’s confidence in electricity as a fuel source and supporting the Government’s decarbonisation and sustainability agenda and emissions target of being net zero by 2050.
The investment in 2022 builds on the £40 million EV investment undertaken in 2021 which saw MFG significantly boost the national Ultra-Rapid EV charging infrastructure, as well as opening their flagship forecourt in Putney and the North-West of England’s first dedicated ultra-rapid EV only site in Manchester. Alongside its investment in EV, MFG made a £50 million investment to improve its retail, food to go, and valeting offer to the consumer in 2021.
William Bannister, CEO, MFG, said: “We have already invested significantly, and ahead of the curve, on EV charging across our portfolio. We have an ambitious roll-out programme for 2022 which is focused on our network throughout the UK. Our EV sites are modern in design and provide a high-quality retail and consumer experience for the community and for motorists to use whilst charging their vehicles. We look forward to delivering on our strategic plans throughout 2022.”
Over the coming decades, MFG will operate a dual fuel strategy, meaning it will continue to provide existing fossil fuel infrastructure whilst placing equal importance on rolling out ultra-rapid EV charging hubs.
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