Motor Fuel Group promises 60 new fast-charging EV sites in 2022

Forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has said it will invest £50 million investment in 2022 on EV chargers on dual-fuel and EV-only sites. The company, which has 900 forecourts, previously said it would invest £400 million in EV infrastructure by 2030.
This year it plans to install over 350 150kW EV chargers at 60 new hubs throughout the UK. It will also energise 20 sites this quarter that were completed in the final months of 2021.
Each hub will have four to eight chargers. These will be augmented with 300kW+ chargers in future “to maintain the fastest charging times across the MFG network”. MFG said these charging speeds are beyond the capability of most EV models currently on the market, but it is “investing ahead of the curve to build driver’s confidence in electricity as a fuel source”. The company’s £40 million EV investment in 2021 included a flagship forecourt in Putney, London, and the a dedicated ultra-rapid EV-only site in Manchester.
MFG said it maintain a dual fuel strategy, continuing to provide fossil fuel infrastructure whilst placing “equal importance” on rolling out EV charging hubs.
Chief executive William Bannister said: “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.“

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