The joint venture between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, IONITY, have announced plans to expand its UK network for electric vehicles in Scotland. The company has connected six new High Power Charging (HPC) stations to the grid in Gretna Green, owned by the independent forecourt operator MFG, becoming Scotland’s fastest EV charging stations. With a charging capacity of 350KW, Gretna Green HPC services can fully charge a vehicle in less than 20 minutes using renewable energy.
MFG’s Systems & Change Management Director, Alan Hutton, said: “We are delighted to be extending our sustainable fuel offer to customers. The growth of the electric and hybrid vehicle market is an important part of the fuel mix going forward. MFG is determined to be at the forefront of this technology, satisfying this growing demand. The installation of these high-power chargers using renewable energy at MFG Gretna Green adds even greater momentum to the growing uptake of EV vehicles.”