FOR:EV has begun the roll-out of rapid charging stations at four branches of Starbucks in Scotland.
The Edinburgh-headquartered company has completed the installation of chargepoints at Starbucks sites in Livingston and Dunfermline, with work due to start at two further sites in Galashiels and Blairgowrie later this month.
Its charging hubs at Livingston, Dunfermline and Galashiels will benefit from ultra-rapid 150kW C Series chargers, which can charge a typical EV from 20% to 80% charge in 20-30 minutes.
The 100kW rapid chargers at Blairgowrie will do the same job in 30 to 40 minutes.
FOR:EV is looking to develop EV charging hubs at further Scottish retail and hospitality sites in the future.
This forms part of the company’s plans to create a network of more than 1,700 EV charging points at 600 public sites across the UK.
The plans will focus on public ‘destination’ charging points, with FOR:EV keen to partner with single-site and multi-site landowners, as well as local authorities.
Calum Wallace, FOR:EV’s Senior Business Development Manager, said, “The installation of these new ultra-rapid charge points at Starbucks sites across Scotland will be very welcome at a time when EV ownership is increasing dramatically.
“Infrastructure like this will make it easy for EV owners to quickly top up their charge in the time it takes to have a coffee.
“In order to break down a key barrier to EV charging away from home, our chargers operate on a user-friendly ‘tap-and-go’ approach, with no registration or membership requirements, to make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.”