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InstaVolt rapid chargers coming to a McDonald’s near you

30th Jun 2020 Danny Morgan

InstaVolt has partnered with McDonald’s to bring its rapid charging points to Drive Thru restaurants across the UK.

The announcement means new McDonald’s Drive Thru restaurants will see InstaVolt rapid chargers installed, while existing locations will also benefit where possible.

InstaVolt, voted the most popular charging network in the UK in a recent Zap-Map survey, says the first wave of installations will be announced as they become available.

Known for its reliability and contactless payment without the need to sign up for an account, InstaVolt’s latest rapid charge points are capable of up to 125kW, offering some of the fastest charging times in the UK.

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

Adrian Keen, InstaVolt’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re committed to making our network the simplest to use with contactless payment – without the need to sign up for an account – and our 125kW chargers are amongst the fastest and most reliable in the UK. Research shows that drivers need to be confident that fast, reliable and simple to use charging infrastructure is never far away, and this partnership will deliver that confidence to drivers nationwide.

“With recent reports also indicating more people are considering EV’s given the significant drop in emissions during this pandemic, we hope that this exciting partnership with McDonald’s will help encourage them to make this decision. I very much look forward to working with McDonald’s to fulfil their ambition by rolling out InstaVolt chargers across the McDonald’s estate.”

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