Motor Fuel Group to open 60 electric forecourts in 2022

Motor Fuel Group, the UK’s largest independent petrol forecourt operator, has announced a £50 million investment to open 60 electric forecourts in 2022.

Each electric forecourt will have between four and eight Ultra-Rapid 150kW stations ready to go, capable of adding up to 200-miles of range every half hour. The company will also upgrade these units to 350kW+ chargers when the technology is available.

The new £50 million investment in charging hubs is even higher than the company’s £40 million electrification investment undertaken in 2021, bringing their total spend on charging hubs to £90 million over two years.

While announcing their £50 million charging hub investment, the company also clarified their position on fossil fuels, stating they will have a dual-fuel strategy for the foreseeable future. In other words, they will continue to provide existing fossil fuel infrastructure while converting some of their fuel stations into electric forecourts.

We have already invested significantly, and ahead of the curve, on EV charging across our portfolio. We have an ambitious roll-out programme for 2022 which is focused on our network throughout the UK. Our EV sites are modern in design and provide a high-quality retail and consumer experience for the community and for motorists to use whilst charging their vehicles. We look forward to delivering on our strategic plans throughout 2022.”

William Bannister, CEO, MFG

It isn’t just Motor Fuel Group building electric forecourts. Shell is converting fuel stations to EV charging hubs, and Gridserve will build 20 new hubs in 2020.

Source: Motor Fuel Group.

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