M&S installing EV chargers at 70 stores

Up to 900 chargers will be installed across the UK

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M&S has revealed plans to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points across 70 of its UK stores by 2024.

This will see close to 900 chargers dotted around the country, as the supermarket chain follows through on its commitment to become net zero by 2040.

It has partnered with bp to install the chargers – as part of bp’s aim to invest £1 billion in EV infrastructure in the UK by 2030.

The pilot charging stations have been built in Maidstone and Southgate, north London.

Sacha Berendji, Director of Operations at M&S, said: “EV charging is the latest feature to ensure we have a store estate fit for the future, to help our customers live lower carbon lives. We know that services like EV charging are in demand from our customers.”

“This is exactly the kind of collaboration the UK needs to help accelerate the transition to lower carbon transport and we’re delighted to be working with M&S to make that happen,” added Akira Kirton, Chief Executive at bp Pulse UK.