Pub chain signs electric vehicle charging contract


ALFA Power has signed a partnership deal to install charge points at Liberation Group pubs and restaurants.

The Liberation Group and Butcombe estate operates sites primarily in the South West and Channel Islands.

Alexander Owers, Commercial Director of Alfa Power, said: “We are so pleased to be working with Liberation to further expand our network and promote electric vehicle driving to all by providing charging for all electric vehicles at popular locations.

“We are also pleased to have partnered with Liberation and Butcombe on this venture, and we are happy to be working with such a forward-thinking organisation, who are keen to contribute toward both corporate social responsibility while also providing an additional service to the people of Guernsey, Jersey and the UK.”

A mixture of DC and AC chargers are planned, with 12 units due to be installed in the short term, and more due in 2020.

The move comes as part of Alfa Power’s plans to more than double its current network by March 2020.

The first charge points will be installed in the Channel Islands, with a mixture of AC and DC units shared across locations.

Plans are to have 24 units installed by the end of March 2020 as part of the agreement.

Fred Vanderplank, Chief Executive Officer of Liberation, said: “As a responsible and sustainable pub company, we are committed to introducing environmentally friendly solutions and initiatives.

“This project will enable our customers to make greener choices when they are travelling to and from our pubs.”

As Alfa Power is a dynamic data partner of Zap-Map’s, the new units will be added to the map as they go live.

Dynamic updates show Zap-Map users the status of each charge point.