MFG Catford EV chargers

Provision of infrastructure to support an MFG EV ultra-fast charging hub in Catford, south London, has been fast-tracked as part of a £66m scheme run by UK Power Networks, the UK’s biggest electricity distributor.

UK Power Networks runs a Green Recovery programme to deliver £66m investment, fast-tracking low carbon energy projects that it believes will help to achieve the government’s Ten Point Plan towards Net Zero by 2050.

MFG’s scheme was chosen as one of the projects, and the provision of the infrastructure has enabled it to connect eight new ultra-fast 150kW chargepoints at the site.

Adam Lakey, stakeholder engagement manager at UK Power Networks, said: “We want to help enable the UK’s transition to Net Zero by reducing the cost of connecting EV chargers for our customers through our Green Recovery scheme.

“People need to be able to choose to use new technologies as we all strive to address climate change, This project needed us to install new infrastructure to enable the new equipment to connect to our electricity network, which will help create a low carbon economy for the future of Catford and beyond.”

Ed Chadwick, EV director at MFG, said: “Our EV hub in Catford provides eight 150kW chargers. While getting EV drivers back on the road quickly, it will be crucial in giving motorists the confidence to switch to zero carbon fuels.

“Thanks to UK Power Networks’ great work and the Green Recovery programme, MFG is able to build hubs like this quickly and ahead of the curve.”