Pub and brewing giant Greene King has signed a deal that will see electric vehicle (EV) charge point operators Drive Energi and RAW Charging build, own and operate ‘one of the UK’s largest retail-located rapid charging networks’ across its 2,700 UK sites.
The rapid charge points will be supplied by renewable energy and will be available to use via a subscription-free ‘Pay As You Go’ tariff.
The first of the charging points have been installed at the Churchill in Royal Wootton Bassett by RAW Charging.
Tony Hodgson, Head of Estates at Greene King, said: “We’ve been working hard developing our sustainability plans as we continue to build a greener business.
“With more people buying electric cars in a bid to be more environmentally friendly, we want to support our customers who come to dine or stay with us by offering electric charging ports in our pubs that are able to do so.”
Greene King was the first pub company in the UK to achieve the Carbon Trust’s Zero Waste to Landfill Standard.