Fuller’s pubs with EV charge points
- The Crown Inn, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
- Cams Mill, Fareham, Hampshire
- The White Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon, West Midlands
- The Grove Lock, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
- The White Buck Inn, Burley, Hampshire
- The White Hart, Kingston, London
- The Five Bells, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
- The Fox & Goose Hotel, Ealing, London
- The Red Lion Hotel, Uxbridge, London
- The Red Lion Hotel, Wendover, Buckinghamshire
- The Duke of Kent, Ealing, London
- The Cross Keys, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
- The Anglers, Teddington, Greater London
The investment by Fuller’s, which owns almost 400 managed and tenanted pubs and hotels in the UK, in electric vehicle (EV) charging is one of the largest rollouts in the hospitality sector.
The 10 new sites to boast charge points will join three Fuller’s venues already equipped with Pod Point EV facilities and add to the 17,456 charge points currently in operation in the UK.
The pub company’s new charge points, which are free to use for both staff and customers at Fuller’s sites, mark the operator and brewer’s ambition to appeal to the growing number of electric car drivers – with 166,000 plug-in cars currently registered in the UK.
Managing director of Fuller's Inns Jonathon Swaine said: “We’re always looking to give our customers more reasons to visit our pubs, and free charging will be a popular incentive for the growing community of EV drivers.
“We’ll seek to build on these initial installs and roll out to more pubs as the number of EV drivers continues to rise.”
Pod Point chief executive and founder Erik Fairbairn added: “EV drivers will be saying cheers to Fuller's now that they can relax with a meal and a non-alcoholic drink while topping up their charge.
“EV charging should be something drivers don’t have to think about and having charge points available in locations where people typically spend an hour or more is hugely important in supporting the UK’s transition to EVs.”