Greene King to install charging points for electric vehicles at 900 pubs across UK
Brewery and pub company Greene King is to install charging points for electric vehicles across all of its suitable pubs as the UK approaches the deadline for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.
The company has a portfolio of 2,700 managed and tenanted pubs, and the first phase of the roll out will see charging stations installed at 900 premises by the end of 2020.
The government has said the current ban on selling petrol, diesel and hybrid cars, which was due to come into force in 2040, will be brought forward to 2035 “at the latest”, in order to help the country hit its legally binding net zero emissions target for 2050.
Once the ban comes into force, manufacturers will only be able to sell new electric or hydrogen powered vehicles in the UK.
Greene King said “demand for EV charging points in places such as pubs and hotels is set to grow significantly.”
The company has signed an agreement with firms Raw Charging and Drive Energi to install the charging points. The first one was made available to customers earlier this month at The Churchill, in Royal Wootton Bassett.
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