Article By John Redfern

Forecourt operator MFG plans 60 new EV charging hubs

MFG will invest more than £50 million to deliver a network of electric car charging hubs across the country.

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has announced plans to substantially increase its number of electric vehicle charging hubs.

As one of the UK’s leading forecourt operators, MFG has already invested considerably in electric charging points.

The company aims to open 60 new EV charging hubs during 2022, spending more than £50 million to achieve this.

The plan is part of a £400 million commitment to invest in EV charging before 2030.

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The £50 million spend planned for 2022 will focus on a mixture of ‘dual fuel’ (combined petrol and EV charging) sites, along with dedicated electric hubs.

A total of 350 ultra-rapid 150kW EV chargers will be installed at 60 hubs across the UK.

Each site will see between four and eight ultra-rapid 150kW chargers added. Depending on the vehicle connected, such chargers can add around 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes.

As vehicle technology improves, MFG will augment these with chargers capable of delivering 300+kW speeds. Although most current EVs cannot use these chargers, it will help future-proof the sites.

Along with the new 60 EV hubs, MFG will also ‘energise’ a series of 20 charging sites completed at the end of 2021.

These came as a result of a £40 million investment last year. A flagship hub was opened in Putney, and the company created the North West’’s first dedicated ultra-rapid EV site in Manchester.

William Bannister, CEO of MFG, said: “We have already invested significantly, and ahead of the curve, on EV charging across our portfolio. We have an ambitious roll-out programme for 2022 that is focused on our network throughout the UK.

“Our EV sites are modern in design and provide a high-quality retail and consumer experience for the community and for motorists to use whilst charging their vehicles. We look forward to delivering on our strategic plans throughout 2022.”

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