10 minutes, 100 miles: E.ON UK energises its first 175kW ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said: “These new ultra-fast chargers are our first of their type in the UK and will give further support to the growing number of drivers moving away from fossil fuels towards electric vehicles. Whether it’s at home, at work or out and about we’re developing the solutions to help drivers run their vehicles conveniently and with confidence.

“The move to clean energy will play a key role in preventing climate change and driving improvements in local air quality. We’ve taken a leading role in investing in renewable energy generation, and our commitment to supply all of our residential customers with electricity backed by 100% renewable sources as standard, will ensure that any electric vehicles supplied by E.ON will be 100% clean.”

Mohammed Patel, Group Head of Energy and Sustainability, EG Group, added: “As a fast-growing convenience retailer in many markets in Europe, as well as in the USA and Australia, much of our success is driven by our ability to deliver a modern and convenient customer retail experience.

“We have some of the largest sites in our industry, allowing space for the inclusion of electric vehicle charging stations and the co-existence of charging stations and traditional fuel pumps. By offering an electric charging proposition in partnership with E.ON, we bring together their expertise in designing, installing and operating charge points with our knowledge and understanding of forecourt operation.”