RAW Charging has announced a nationwide collaboration with Greene King, the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer, to provide EV Charging facilities at 2,700 of their sites.
RAW will fund, install and operate the chargers for Greene King and within the next 24 months, 800 managed pubs and hotels will see the EV ports added to their locations.
The collaboration sees RAW and Greene King provide EV charging as a community service, supporting the UK Government’s transition away from diesel and petrol cars ahead of the ban in 2030.
Each site will be equipped with multiple EV chargers, allowing customers to charge their electric vehicles whilst visiting Greene King locations. With an estimated 35% of drivers needing to charge their EV’s away from home, EV charging is a valuable additional amenity.
·October saw the completion of two more sites, The New Inn Motel, Newport and The Iron Horse Pub, Lancashire – both installed with 2 AC dual 22KW chargers providing 4 EV bays.
The Churchill, in Royal Wootton Bassett, was the first in the Greene King pub EV charger rollout, commissioned in August 2020, and being well utilised by customers visiting the pub and staying in the hotel. RAW is planning to install over 4,000 chargers across the first 800 Greene King sites.
RAW’s collaboration with Greene King is paving the way in EV destination charging, providing a variety of charging solutions to EV owners across the UK and removing the major doubts for site hosts, such as significant upfront capital outlay, unpredictable utilisation rates, and having to install, operate and maintain the hardware and software systems. Once installed, RAW will deliver a long-term revenue stream from owning and operating the EV chargers.
Bruce Galliford, CEO, RAW Charging, said:
“Greene King has a prestigious portfolio of hotels and pubs that are at the heart of local communities across the UK. The installation of chargers across their sites will provide a crucial EV charging service to the customers and local community, available 24 hours a day. We look forward to a long and successful future with them.
Tony Hodgson, Head of Estates, Greene King, said:
“We’ve been working hard developing our sustainability plans as we continue to build a greener business. With more people buying electric cars in a bid to be more environmentally friendly, we want to support our customers who come to dine or stay with us by offering electric charging ports.”