Sunderland KFC gets an EV bite to eat

The city council has approved plans to build two rapid EV charging stations in the car park

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The KFC branch at the Pennywell Industrial Estate in Sunderland is about to become the beneficiary of new rapid-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations.

Sunderland City Council has approved plans by InstaVolt to build two rapid EV charging stations in the KFC car park.

The council released a report detailing how the new stations can benefit Wearside in its environmental aims.

It stated that the development would “assist the transition to a low carbon future and reduce greenhouse gas emissions”, without compromising on any available spaces as “the two standard bays within the existing site [will] simply [be] converted to electric bays”.

The new site adds to Nissan’s £1 billion gigafactory which was built last year, as the city builds towards its aim of net zero by 2040.