Can I Get A Big Mac And Volts Please?

Mon 29th Jun 2020

Customers at one of the UK’s most popular burger chains will now be able to charge their electric cars while they eat their fast food.

McDonalds has announced that it is installing hundreds of charging points at its UK sites, in a partnership with InstaVolt. The international fast food giant has conducted its own research which has told them that a lack of convenient charging spots was a barrier to customers buying an EV, and that two thirds would consider switching it there was better coverage.

With more than 1,300 sites in the UK, McDonalds’ charging points will definitely increase a network which will be required if the Government is to push forward with its plan to ban all new petrol and diesel cars from 2035.

“Appetite for electric vehicles, which will be a central part of the UK’s efforts to build back greener post Covid-19, is growing,” said McDonald’s UK and Ireland CEO Paul Pomroy.

“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.

“With over 1,300 restaurants our ambition would mean you would never be far from a charging point.”

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

Customers will be able to plug their cars into the InstaVolt points and receive up to an 80 per cent charge in under 20 minutes.