Wednesday 4 May 2022

Sunderland KFC gets an EV bite to eat

Sunderland KFC gets an EV bite to eat

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.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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