Marston’s is the first pub chain to roll out rapid charging points for electric vehicles, with more than 200 sites joining the pollution-busting project.
18th December 2018
Up to 4.8 tonnes of poisonous gases will be removed from UK roads each year through the initiative, which kicked off at The Bakehouse, a carvery pub in Welwyn Garden City, and will be fully rolled out by 2020.
400 charging points will be installed by rapid charging network operator Engenie, and will provide an 80% charge to vehicles in as little as 30 minutes – the perfect amount of time for customers to enjoy Marston’s hospitality and a bite to eat.
The project has been overseen by the in-house energy team, which was recently named Energy Management Team of the Year. Andy Kershaw, head of facilities management and projects, who heads up the energy team and is pictured with Patrick Sherriff from Engenie, said: “Our goal is to be the UK’s most environmentally efficient pub business – and with a number of initiatives already taking off, we are working really hard to make that a reality.
“All of our new build pubs are already running at the highest eco-efficiency across the sector, so to be able to secure the partnership with Engenie has been incredible and through innovation has allowed us to continue driving the highest possible environmental standards.”
Patrick Sherriff, Business Development Director for Engenie, added: “Our national network of rapid chargers is having a significant positive impact on local air quality; another feather in the cap of Marston’s already impressive long-terms environmental commitments. At the same time our easy to use rapid EV charging points will put the customer at the centre of the EV transition.”