BP Chargemaster agrees Mitchells & Butlers charge point deal
12 July 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Pub and restaurant company Mitchells & Butlers has agreed to a national rollout of BP Chargemaster electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging points at up to 200 of its sites.
The 50kW chargers, of which up to 50 are expected to be installed by October, will operate on BP Chargemaster's Polar network.
The national rollout follows a successful trial at several Mitchells & Butlers locations.
Mitchells & Butlers head of supplier management Richard Turner said: "We recognise the importance of providing somewhere for EV users to charge their cars, whilst also giving them the opportunity to stop off for a coffee, or even a bite to eat, which is how our pubs and restaurants will play a vital part.
"With a large number of our sites being located either on or near main roads, we will be able to provide prime locations for an EV owner to charge their car.
"This is a great opportunity for Mitchells & Butlers to increase footfall through our businesses, opening up some great locations to BP Chargemaster pay-as-you-go and subscription customers."
BP Chargemaster chief operating officer David Newton said: "We are very proud to be working with Mitchells & Butlers, which has many of the best-loved restaurant and pub brands in the UK.
"These new 50kW rapid chargers will making driving an EV across the country even easier, providing a great opportunity for drivers to enjoy a break on a long journey.
"At this stage in the market, we are seeing electric vehicle drivers actively seek out locations that offer convenient charging, so we also expect to deliver additional footfall to sites that host our rapid chargers."