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Instavolt to rollout 450 chargers in new KFC partnership

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Instavolt has signed a second partnership with a UK fast food retailer, unveiling plans to install chargers at KFC UK & Ireland’s sites.

Rapid chargers are to be installed at up to 450 KFC drive thru restaurants in the UK, adding to the existing Instavolt chargers at KFC restaurants in Sheffield, Nottingham, Rotherham and Crewe.

There have already been sites to go live as part of the new partnership, as well, including Shirley Road, Birmingham, with locations in London and Hampshire to come online in the next few months.

Mathew McCormick, chief development officer at KFC UK & Ireland, said that installing rapid EV chargers at the company’s restaurants is “strategically very important” with reducing pollution and emissions being a “major priority”.

Instavolt has already signed a deal with McDonalds to rollout chargers at its existing and new drive thru restaurants across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with the company claiming the partnership to be “the first of its kind” for a major UK restaurant chain.

It currently has over 500 rapid chargers installed nationwide, and was announced as the first beneficiary of the government's Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF) in 2019.

InstaVolt’s commercial director, Lee Adams, said the company seeks out sites that have "great facilities" for drivers.

"With hundreds of KFC restaurants in easily accessible locations and a dwell time that’s great for on-the-go charging, our partnership with KFC is the perfect collaboration.”

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