Charging points on McDonald’s menu

One of the charging points at McDonalds.
One of the charging points at McDonalds.

Fast food giant McDonald’s has teamed up with a Boston-based firm to bring fast charging facilities for electric vehicles to its restaurants in Italy.

The global chain is now providing the service at its branches throughout the country thanks to products in Rolec’s EV (electic vehicle) range.

It follows a successful trial of the equipment.

Rolec is one of the world’s leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of outdoor and indoor electrical connection, hook-up and distribution equipment.

It is based in Ralphs Lane in Farmpton West, Boston.

International EV manager Bianca Alsop said: “We are delighted to be able to supply branches of McDonald’s throughout Italy with our popular EV charging wall units and pedestals.

“One of the branches took our charging points on a trial at first, and were so pleased with them that other branches soon ordered their own.”

The charging units provided feature McDonald’s distinctive ‘Golden Arches’.

Mrs Alsop added: “McDonald’s customers can now request a charging token with their meal, allowing them to charge their EV for an hour – thus providing an average drive of around 20 miles for free.

“McDonald’s charging point push has proven extremely popular with local mayors and councillors, as it is helps to promote greener driving in those areas and also lowers McDonald’s customers’ effects on the environment.

“For many years now, McDonald’s has been committed to focusing on ways to reduce harmful emissions and as part of this have chosen to adopt a fleet of new EVs for some of their staff.”

For more information about Rolec’s EV charging solutions, accessories and branding options call 01205 724754, go to www.rolecserv.com, email rolec@rolecserv.co.uk or contact your local electrical wholesaler.