EV rapid charger installed at McDonald’s


McDonald’s has partnered with InstaVolt to install the first rapid charging point at one of its UK restaurants.

The Water Street, Port Talbot site features InstaVolt’s new 125kW charger and the restaurant giant has begun installation works for charging points at several other of its drive-throughs across the country.

McDonald’s says its ultimate ambition is to have more EV charging points on its premises than any other company in the UK and Ireland.

Beth Hart, Vice President of Supply Chain & Brand Trust at McDonald’s, said: “Our partnership with InstaVolt is a real step forward for those already driving electric vehicles, as well as people considering making the switch and takes advantage of our scale with over 1,300 restaurants.

“Our ambition means that UK drivers should never be far from a charging point outside our restaurants.”

Adrian Keen, InstaVolt’s Chief Executive Officer, added: “It’s a landmark moment for us and EV drivers nationwide as this ground breaking partnership with McDonald’s becomes a reality for drivers across the UK. More locations will come on stream in the New Year as the roll out gathers pace.”

“Port Talbot is of particular importance as it increases our presence in the principality of Wales as we widen our network across the country. As the first rapid chargers in Port Talbot, this will be welcome news for the local community and the many drivers who pass on the M4 every day.”


  1. It’s great to see business leading the way in charging infrastructure as EV take up will only happen if people are confident that they can quickly and conveniently charge their cars on longer journeys. Concentrating on installing charge points along travel routes and at places of work makes sense. Charge points at locations such as supermarkets end up being used as convenient parking spots (closer to the shop door) rather than their intended purpose.


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