Octopus to supply renewable energy to EV charge points


Octopus Electric Vehicles, Octopus Energy, and Engenie have joined forces to supply 100% renewable electricity to the rapid charge point network being installed at 200 Marston’s restaurants nationwide.

To mark the partnership, Octopus, Engenie and Marston’s will hold a special ‘Discovery Day’ event on Saturday April 13 at The Bakehouse, Welwyn Garden City; the first site to receive the chargers as part of the planned roll-out.

Locals can learn more about electric vehicles and are encouraged to come and test drive a range of zero-emissions electric vehicles.

Octopus Electric Vehicles is also giving Welwyn Garden City locals who already have an EV three months of free unlimited charging at any Engenie rapid charger. EV drivers who live within 15 miles can enjoy the offer that runs from April through June 2019 by registering for an RFID card at: octopusev.com/ev-rewards.

Engenie plans to install 400 rapid charge points at 200 Marston’s sites across the UK by Dec 2020.

Fiona Howarth, CEO Octopus Electric Vehicles, said: ‘Reliable rapid charging with 100% green energy is critical for mass adoption of electric cars – supporting people without driveways, and those on longer journeys.

‘Octopus is delighted to partner with Engenie, to supply and promote its efficient network at Marston’s restaurants and other great destinations across the country, helping clear up local air pollution and enabling us to move to a zero-carbon transportation.

‘This is a truly exciting partnership coming first to Welwyn Garden City, demonstrating just how convenient charging your car can be – whether while you eat and relax at an excellent Marston’s pub, or while you shop at say John Lewis or M&S, or even pop to the gym. Why detour for diesel when you can fill your car while you do stuff you love.’

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