Costa Coffee fuels net zero transition with EV charging partnership

It has signed a partnership with InstaVolt, which will install its rapid chargers at new and existing Drive-Thru sites, making it quick and easy for drivers to recharge their EVs

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Costa Coffee has announced plans to install rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging points at up to 200 of its Drive-Thru sites across the UK.

It has signed a partnership with InstaVolt, which will install its rapid chargers at new and existing stores, making it quick and easy for drivers to recharge their EVs.

They will deliver charging speeds of up to 120kW and the ‘open charger’ model will enable consumers to use the charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The latest partnership builds on Costa Coffee’s existing network of 176 EV charging points at selected locations across the UK and further drive its efforts to help consumers reduce carbon emissions.

Having been a founding signatory to the British Retail Consortium’s Climate Action Roadmap in 2020, the collaboration will also help Costa Coffee contribute to the retail sector’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2040.

James Hamilton, Costa Coffee UK&I Property Director said: “As the nation’s favourite coffee shop, we want to ensure we’re playing our part in enhancing our customers’ experience as they switch to more sustainable models of transport in that all important step to tackle climate change. As we continue to safely re-open our stores and deliver our ambitious UK&I growth plans, we are proud to partner with InstaVolt to embed charge points across multiple Drive-Thru locations, contributing to the UK’s ever-growing EV charging infrastructure.

“It’s exciting that in the time it takes for our consumers to order and enjoy their favourite Costa coffee, they can add an extra 100 miles in range and help our country reach its net zero ambition.”