Independent forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has announced plans to build an EV charging hub at the Great Western Retail Park in Glasgow.
The new site, featuring eight 150kW Ultra-Rapid chargers and all-weather canopy, will be situated adjacent to Starbucks in the park’s car park and it is expected to open in Q3 this year.
Great Western Retail Park is prominently located on the A82, one of the main arterial routes into the city centre.
It is 270,000 sq. ft. with a tenant line-up that includes B&Q, Sainsburys and Currys.
The chargers will offer motorists 100 miles range in about 10 minutes, subject to the charging capability of individual car batteries.
Over recent years, the retail park has seen the addition of new restaurants, an improved car park and signage which has led to a 25% increase in shoppers.
The new site adds to MFG’s growing national network of EV hubs including its flagship forecourt in Putney and the North-West of England’s first dedicated ultra-rapid EV only site in Manchester.
William Bannister, MFG’s chief executive officer, said, “This is another exciting development in our drive to build the UK’s best network of Ultra-Rapid EV hubs across the country.
“We have already invested significantly and ahead of the curve on EV charging across our own forecourt network as part of our dual-fuel strategy to support the UK’s transition to electric motoring.
“We are working with leading real estate owners and managers to provide best-in-class destinations to meet the inevitable demand for easy access EV charging from the motorist in high traffic retail locations.”