Electric vehicle charging pubs
Greene King has confirmed that it will install electric vehicle charging points in all suitable sites across its 2,700 managed and tenanted pubs. The initial phase will see installation of electric vehicle chargers in 900 of Greene King’s managed pubs within the next 12 months, as part of the company’s sustainability strategy.
The government’s commitment to support growth of green, zero emission technologies includes ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2035. Therefore, demand for electric vehicle charging points in places such as pubs and hotels is set to grow significantly.
Tony Hodgson, head of estates at 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 in our pubs that are able to do so.”
The Churchill, in Royal Wootton Bassett, kicked off the launch as the first Greene King pub with electric vehicle charging points which have been available for use since Monday 3 August 2020.
General Manager at The Churchill, Ana Carvallo said “We’re really pleased to be able to offer our customers this added convenience whether they’ve come in to spend some time eating with us or are staying in our accommodation overnight.”