Rapid EV charging hub to open in Glasgow


courtesy of Transport + Energy

Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s leading independent forecourt operator, has announced plans to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at the Great Western Retail Park in Glasgow.

The new site, which will feature eight 150kW Ultra-Rapid chargers and an all-weather canopy, will be situated adjacent to Starbucks in the park’s car park and is expected to open in Q3 this year.

The Retail Park, which is 270,000 sq. ft, is prominently located on the A82 – one of the main arterial routes into Glasgow.

The chargers will offer motorists 100 miles range in approximately 10 minutes, subject to the charging capability of individual car batteries.

William Bannister, MFG’s chief executive officer, said: “This is another exciting development in our drive to build the UK’s best network of Ultra-Rapid EV hubs across the country. We have already invested significantly and ahead of the curve on EV charging across our own forecourt network as part of our dual-fuel strategy to support the UK’s transition to electric motoring.  We are working with leading real estate owners and managers to provide best-in-class destinations to meet the inevitable demand for easy access EV charging from the motorist in high traffic retail locations.”

A spokesperson for Great Western Retail Park, said: “We are pleased to welcome MFG’s EV Power to the Park and the EV Hub will add another market leading service for our customers. Over recent years, the retail park has seen the addition of new restaurants, an improved car park and signage which has led to a 25% increase in shoppers. The addition of the EV Hub is part of our desire to maintain Great Western Retail Park as the premier retail warehouse location for Glasgow.”