MFG Announces Major EV Investment
The investment involves adding 2800 ultra-rapid EV chargers throughout its station network in the UK over the next 10 years.
Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK. It has over 900 stations operating under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.
MFG is aiming to become a national charge point operator by creating 500 hubs. The hubs will be self-funded, built and operated and will be capable of charging speeds between 150kW and 350kW.
The hubs will consist of between four and eight Ultra-Rapid 150kW EV Chargers per site. As battery technology improves, 350kW chargers will be introduced to maintain the fastest charging times across the network.
From 2022 onwards, MFG plans to build at least 50 additional EV charging hubs per year. A significant number of these will be on the strategic road network.
As part of the roll-out, MFG’s plans to treble the current number of open network Ultra-Rapid 150kW EV Chargers.
This year, MFG will build EV charging hubs at an additional 40 sites, offering more than 200 Ultra-Rapid 150kW EV Chargers. The initial focus will be on major trunk roads and urban areas.
In addition to the EV roll-out, MFG is investing £50m in 2021 to improve its customer offering which includes retail, food to go, and valeting. It will also consolidate its position as one of the largest dropbox and home delivery locations for major logistics companies such as Amazon, InPost, and ByBox
MFG will continue to provide existing fossil fuel infrastructure whilst rolling out EV charging hubs while continuously upgrading its nationwide network of industry-leading travel retail destinations.
William Bannister, CEO, MFG, said:
“Our planned £400 million investment in this vital infrastructure will help keep UK motorists on the move, and our essential retail will support local communities and the economy. I am looking forward to engaging with the Government to ensure this investment best meets the national EV infrastructure requirement to help us all make a contribution to ensuring Britain meets its net-zero target by 2050.”
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