Expansion creates one of Yorkshire’s largest electric vehicle charging hubs

RAW Charging, which provides electric vehicle charging technology, has confirmed an expansion which quadruples the power of existing charging facilities at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, York.

All eight dual chargers now available at the site have been upgraded to a maximum of 22kW with the ability for 16 vehicles to charge simultaneously at the centre, making it one of the largest sites in Yorkshire.

The newly expanded charging facility aids the growing demand for EV charging, as more drivers switch to electric vehicles ahead of the 2030 Government ban of new petrol and diesel cars.

Drivers can opt to charge their vehicle while shopping at the outlet, which has over 120 designer stores.

Bruce Galliford, CEO at RAW Charging, said: “The launch of our site at the shopping outlet in York shows the demand for destination charging.

“We are excited to continue working with McArthurGlen, supporting EV drivers to charge their vehicles away from home. We are continuing to rapidly grow our estate providing good value, well located destination charging throughout the UK.”

Paul Tyler, centre manager at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York, added: “We’re always excited to partner with brands that help us improve the experience of our guests when they visit our centre.

“We know more and more people are using electric or hybrid vehicles, so giving customers the option of reliable and affordable onsite charging during their visit was important to us and we’re looking forward to seeing them being used.”