A newly expanded EV charging station has been unveiled at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet shopping centre in York.
Run by RAW Charging, the revamped facility has quadrupled the available electric power at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York, making it one of the largest EV charging hubs in the region.
RAW said all eight dual chargers now available at the site have been upgraded to a maximum of 22kW with the ability for 16 vehicles to charge simultaneously at the site. The fast chargers at the hub offer drivers of electric vehicles the choice of using their own cables or the attached equipment.
Paul Tyler, centre manager at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York, said: “We’re always excited to partner with brands that help us improve the experience of our guests when they visit our centre.
“We know that more and more people are using electric or hybrid vehicles, so giving customers the option of reliable and affordable onsite charging during their visit was important to us and we’re looking forward to seeing them being used.”
Bruce Galliford, CEO of RAW, said the newly expanded facility at the shopping outlet shows the demand for “destination charging”.
“We are continuing to rapidly grow our estate providing good value, well located destination charging throughout the UK,” he added.
Meanwhile, in related news, Amazon has today announced the launch of its first UK “micromobility hub”, which it will use as a site from which to fulfil more sustainable deliveries to customers in central London.
Working with the London Borough of Hackney, Amazon created this new hub with plans to make more than one million customer deliveries every year using e-cargo bikes and walkers. The aim is to use the site to replace thousands of traditional van trips on London’s roads and reduce traffic congestion.
Amazon also today unveiled plans to roll out solar panel installations at its facilities based in Manchester, Coalville, Haydock, Bristol, and Milton Keynes before the end of 2022, to help power those facilities with renewable energy.
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, commented: “Our new e-cargo bikes, walkers and growing electric vehicle delivery fleet will help us make more zero-emission customer deliveries than ever before across London and the UK in the coming months.”
Amazon announced last week it is no longer using plastic air pillows in its delivery packaging
[Headline image credit: RAW Charging/McArthurGlen]