Zest EV charging for Frenchgate Shopping Centre


EV infrastructure operator Zest has installed 14 charging bays at Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster – a mix of 22kW fast chargers and 50kW rapid chargers.

In addition to providing the facilities, Zest will operate and maintain them to ensure a reliable long-term service for customers and staff.

Leeds-based Zest’s projects are backed by the government-sponsored £420 million Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund.

It means Zest can fully fund larger projects that anticipate future demand, acting quickly to bring this essential infrastructure into service.

Frenchgate, which has more than 120 places for people to eat and shop is the latest in a series of retail real estate projects for Zest.

They include Metrocentre Gateshead, Chantry Place in Norwich, and Merry Hill in the West Midlands.

Robin Heap, Zest CEO said, “We know that people just want to charge where they park as part of their normal routine.

“By responding to future demand now, forward-looking retail destinations like Frenchgate will thrive, as a new wave of EV drivers establish their long-term charging habits.”

Corinne Mycock, General Manager of Frenchgate said, “As a key fixture in Doncaster city centre’s retail scene, and an integral part of the local community, it’s important that we provide facilities such as fully managed EV charging.

“Frenchgate is committed to providing the same dedication to corporate social responsibility as it is to be offering an unrivalled retail and leisure experience. We welcome the introduction of our new EV infrastructure and are delighted that Zest chose Frenchgate as their next retail destination.”


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