Charging towards a greener future

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St Austell Brewery has announced a new partnership with ScottishPower to install over 300 new public electric vehicle chargers in pub car parks across the south west.

Currently the electrical infrastructure in the south west is sparse, with Cornwall Council estimating that there are only around 450 EV charging points in Cornwall.

ScottishPower and St Austell Brewery have teamed up to boost charging points by approximately 60%, installing Rapid and Ultra-Rapid units across the region.

Committed to achieving net zero emissions across its operations by 2040, the company has already upgraded its company car fleet and installed EV chargers for employees driving hybrid or electric vehicles across all its head offices.

Supply chain director Paul Hine said: “We have a proud history of innovation so working with ScottishPower to install electric car chargers was a great way to prepare our pubs for an electric future. For us, going greener makes good business sense.”