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Complete guide to the MFG (Motor Fuel Group) electric-car charging network

Motor Fuel Group plans to install approximately 3,000 ultra-rapid 150kW and 350kW chargers at forecourt locations across the UK, with 60 hubs set to open during 2022

MFG Stretford charging hub

Forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has confirmed plans to open 60 rapid-charging hubs across the UK before the end of 2022, offering a total of 350 new ultra-rapid chargers to electric motorists. These join the existing network of over 100 MFG sites that have had chargers installed as of the end of 2021.

The sites opening in 2022 will be a mixture of 'dual-fuel' locations (with charging points alongside petrol and diesel pumps at existing forecourts) and new EV-only sites, featuring only electric-car charging points. MFG says its strategy over the coming decades will continue to focus on both types of sites.

MFG's hubs consist of between four and eight 150kW chargers, which can add up to 100 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes, subject to the charging capability of the car being topped up. The company says these will be augmented with 300kW+ chargers in future as battery technology improves.

MFG Stretford charging hub

The company does not require any sign-ups or subscription to use its chargers. Users can pay with a contactless card or using a smartphone app, and as of June 2022 MFG charged 55p per kWh for charging at all its stations. All use certified 100% renewable energy. A map of existing stations can be viewed in the app.

MFG opened its flagship charging hub in Putney, London, in October 2021, featuring eight 150kW charging points, in addition to several petrol pumps and other conveniences for drivers. Earlier in 2021, the company announced that over the next 10 years it plans to invest £400 million in 150kW and 350kW chargers, aiming to install approximately 3,000 of these points at roughly 500 sites across the UK by the end of 2030.

According to MFG, in England over 60% of dwellings in cities and urban areas don't have garages or other off-road parking options, and as a result residents of those properties will need to recharge their cars or electric vehicles from publicly accessible networks.

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