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.