Motor Fuel Group to add 60 more rapid charging forecourt hubs in 2022

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Forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has announced plans to open 60 rapid-charging hubs across the UK before the end of 2022, offering a total of 350 new ultra-rapid chargers. These join the existing network of more than 100 existing MFG sites that had chargers installed by the end of 2021.

The new charging sites will be a mixture of ‘dual-fuel’ locations with charging points alongside petrol and diesel pumps at existing forecourts and new EV-only sites with multiple charge points. MFG said it would continue to focus on both types of sites.

MFG’s hubs each have between four and eight 150kW chargers, which can add up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes, depending on the charging capability of the car. The company says these will be augmented with 300kW chargers in future as battery technology improves.

The company does not require any sign-ups or subscription to use its chargers. Users can pay with a contactless card or using a smartphone app. MFG currently charges 39p per kWh at its stations, all of which use certified 100% renewable energy.

MFG opened its flagship charging hub in Putney, London, in October 2021, featuring eight 150kW charging points, in addition to several petrol pumps and other conveniences for drivers. It has also recently opened an EV-only hub on the A56 in Stretford, Manchester (pictured).

Last year MFG pledged to invest £400m in 150kW and 350kW chargers, aiming to install 3,000 at 500 sites across the UK by the end of 2030.