Manchester’s first ultra-rapid EV charging forecourt opened

The North West of England’s first dedicated ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) power site has now opened in Manchester – also the first rapid-only site in Manchester – at MFG’s Stretford branch on the Chester Road.

The site is strategically placed on the A56 and has eight dedicated ultra-rapid 150kW EV charging bays, which can give 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging.

Velautham Ravichandran, contract manager for MFG Stretford said: “It is extremely exciting to be able to offer a dedicated ultra-rapid EV charging option to both our local community and those travelling through. We are now well positioned to serve UK motorists well into the future in this part of Manchester.”

In England, over 60% of dwellings in cities and urban areas do not have garages or other off-road parking provisions, and so must rely on electricity from publicly accessible networks.

MFG’s investment, will increase the infrastructure available to drivers, helping to alleviate range anxiety and increase driver’s confidence in electricity as a fuel source, thereby improving EV adoption.

William Bannister, MFG CEO added: “We are investing heavily in ultra-rapid EV charging hubs alongside our existing fuel and convenience store network throughout the UK, including recent openings in Bristol and Birmingham and planned openings in Scotland and Wales this year. This is on top of a significant investment already by MFG in London which is leading the way in promoting cleaner motoring.”

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