Costa Coffee Plans EV Charging Installations Across UK - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Sourcing Renewables  -  May 19, 2021

Costa Coffee Plans EV Charging Installations Across UK

Costa Coffee will soon be installing rapid electric vehicle chargers at up to 200 of its drive-thru locations across the United Kingdom.

The coffee chain partnered with InstaVolt on this project and expects the 120 kW chargers to be able to add 220 miles of range in just half an hour. The chargers will be placed at new and existing stores and allow any EV drivers to charge their vehicles while visiting a participating location.

Costa Coffee has previously installed 176 EV charging stations at various locations around the UK. The brand intends for the new stations to contribute to the retail sector’s goal of achieving net zero by 2040 and the wider UK government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

“As the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, we want to ensure we’re playing our part in enhancing our customers’ experience as they switch to more sustainable models of transport in that all important step to tackle climate change,” James Hamilton, Costa Coffee UK & Ireland Property Director, said in a statement. “As we continue to safely re-open our stores and deliver our ambitious UK&I growth plans, we are proud to partner with InstaVolt to embed charge points across multiple Drive-Thru locations, contributing to the UK’s ever-growing EV charging infrastructure.”

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