McDonald’s introduces ‘rapid charging’ for vehicles at UK drive-thrus


The sun sets behind a McDonald’s restaurant in Southport, England, in January 2020.

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McDonald’s U.K. said Monday that it was planning to install rapid charging points for electric vehicles at new drive-thru restaurants in the country.

The fast food giant is partnering with a firm called InstaVolt, which specializes in the technology. Charging infrastructure will also be introduced to existing drive-thru restaurants where feasible, with the technology rolled out to new drive-thrus “as standard.”  

In a statement Paul Pomroy, the CEO of McDonald’s U.K. & Ireland, said that appetite for electric vehicles, which he described as a “central part…


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