// Dobbies has revealed plans to install EV chargers at stores nationwide from next spring
// The first stage of the roll-out will see 30 hubs being installed in Dobbies’ car parks
Dobbies has revealed plans to install EV chargers at stores nationwide from next spring, in a move which will provide shoppers with easy access to affordable and fast electric vehicle (EV) charging.
The ‘Destination Electric Hubs’ will be an industry first, coming as a result of the garden centre group’s partnership with sustainable energy pioneer and charge point operator Gridserve.
The first stage of the roll-out will see 30 hubs being installed in Dobbies’ car parks across the UK, each containing up to 12 high power EV charge points.
The state-of-the-art charging units will accept contactless payment, provide real-time usage updates and will be powered exclusively by net zero carbon energy. They will also make it considerably cheaper to re-charge an electric vehicle (EV) than to fill an equivalent vehicle with petrol or diesel.
Graeme Jenkins, ceo at Dobbies, said: “As we build on the #SustainableDobbies journey, the partnership with Gridserve demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with environmentally-friendly solutions.
“We are proud to be the first garden centre retailer to work with this forward-thinking and innovative company and we look forward to welcoming electric vehicle drivers as we roll out this service across the UK throughout 2022.”
The new partnership comes on the back of the news that the Government has committed to banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in just eight years, which has put EV sales on an exponential growth trajectory.