McDonald’s to install rapid chargers at drive-thrus across UK


McDonald’s has inked a partnership with InstaVolt to install rapid chargers at its drive thru restaurants.

The companies did not release details on numbers or locations, but McDonald’s UK & Ireland CEO, Paul Pomroy, said it is planning a nationwide rollout.

“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,” he said.

“With over 1,300 restaurants our ambition would mean you would never be far from a charging point. As we look toward a return to normal service post-COVID19, drivers will be able to pop in for a coffee or a meal and get an 80 per cent charge in 20 minutes. We are known for speed and convenience, and this partnership with InstaVolt will provide just that for EV drivers.

“Our ultimate ambition is to have more EV charging points on our premises than any other company in the UK and Ireland.”

The rollout will be partially funded by the government’s £400m Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund.

InstaVolt’s latest rapid chargers are capable of charging at 125kW.

Details here.


  1. How long will battery last if you keep charging it up rapidly and how much the cost to charge/replace, who can afford a Battery Car, An Hybrid Grandland X cost from £39,000 to £43,000. The government wants to force petrol and diesels of the Road, what about LORRIES or towing/Caravan you need a powerful machine to do the work/distance (put the goods and everybody back on Rails with local deliveries if you back will stand taking cases on holiday if you afford the ticket).in 20 years I and others could be dead living in a village, buss services have been degraded by the coronavirus.
    Its not about the vehicle its about living


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