McArthurGlen has expanded its EV charging portfolio by installing charging points at its East Midlands Designer Outlet.
The designer outlet group has partnered with RAW Charging, one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging solutions, to install accessible and reliable charging infrastructure at the East Midlands location.
EV drivers can now opt to charge their vehicles whilst shopping and enjoying a day out at the outlet, which has 65 designer stores and various eateries. The new charging infrastructure will offer miles of charging to EV drivers all across the East Midlands.
Located conveniently just one minute off the M1, near the intersection of the A38 motorway, local and regional drivers are being encouraged to make the outlet their go-to charging destination whilst away from home.
Nine dual fast chargers have been installed which will allow 18 vehicles to charge simultaneously. The charging infrastructure will make the designer outlet one of the largest EV charging hubs in the area.
The East Midlands Designer Outlet is the first commercial site in the UK to have CP6000 units installed. The CP6000, RAW Charging’s latest offering, was designed to offer a complete charging solution and best-in-class driver experience.
The new charging points will help meet the growing demand among EV drivers for destination charging – with an estimated 45% of motorists relying on charging facilities away from home.
RAW Charging has installed four socketed AC units and five cable-attached AC units to cater for all EV types. Drivers are given the option to pay to charge through a user-friendly mobile app, via a contactless credit or debit card or by an RFID card.
The McArthurGlen Group, Europe’s leading designer outlet group, currently operates seven designer outlets across the UK. Last year RAW Charging agreed a partnership with the group to provide EV charging infrastructure across its portfolio to promote sustainable travel to their outlets.
Through the partnership, RAW Charging fund, install and maintain operations of all electric charging points to offer McArthurGlen a long-term revenue stream and cater to the charging needs of visitors to its designer outlets.
Bruce Galliford, RAW Charging CEO said: “The launch of our charging facilities at East Midlands Designer Outlet is the latest in our rollout of EV charging solutions across McArthurGlen locations. The hub will provide a crucial EV charging resource for customers to the outlet and residents of the local area.
“The installation of chargers at the East Midlands location follows the successful launch of charging points at the Cheshire Oaks and York Designer Outlets over the last year. Through innovative partnerships like the one we have with McArthurGlen, we look forward to expanding our charging network across the UK.”
Paul Sutton, Centre Manager at East Midlands Designer Outlet said: “As part of our on-going modernisation works, we are delighted to announce the installation of RAW Charging electric vehicle facilities at the Centre. The addition of this charging infrastructure sees East Midlands Designer Outlet become one of the largest EV charging hubs in the area and the largest charging hub in McCArthurGlen’s UK portfolio.”
RAW Charging is one of the UK’s largest charging network experts based in Yorkshire. It serves a driver-friendly network with some of the lowest EV charging fees in the industry.
The charging solution provider is rapidly expanding across the country as it works towards a future of net zero carbon emissions ahead of the government ban on the production of all new diesel and petrol cars in 2030.
The East Midlands Designer Outlet can be found on Mansfield Road conveniently located just off the M1 and A38 motorways and is open seven days a week.