Arnold Clark has announced plans to install over 500 electric vehicle chargers across the UK in an investment worth £23 million.
Arnold Clark customers will have access to the 'Arnold Clark Charge' network, which will be available to book safely and securely on a 24/7 basis.
Eight rapid chargers, with the ability to charge up to 150kW, will be installed at larger Arnold Clark branches, with four to six rapid chargers installed at smaller branches.
Eddie Hawthorne, Chief Executive and Group Managing Director of Arnold Clark, commented: 'Our customers won't have any range anxiety when dealing with Arnold Clark because we will have a charging solution for them at our branches.
'Arnold Clark Charge is our £23 million infrastructural investment in electric vehicle charging. We're going to have over 500 fast chargers across our network, from Inverness to Southampton, from Liverpool to Milton Keynes.
'These chargers are for Arnold Clark customers and their unique selling point is that they're bookable, available 24/7 and totally secure, while there will be preferential rates for our customers.
'It will probably make us one of the largest independent charging infrastructural suppliers in the UK when we have the network fully installed by the end of the year.'
Meanwhile, Arnold Clark is also delighted to announce the acquisition of Scottish-based electric vehicle charge point installers, Bumblebee.
From solar powered to smart home wall chargers, Bumblebee have the ability to install every OZEV-approved charge point on the UK market.
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As the UK’s largest network of electric car charge point specialists and installers, Bumblebee can provide chargers from industry-leading manufacturers such as Wallbox, Andersen and MyEnergi.
Mr Hawthorne added: 'Last month we bought Bumblebee, an installer of electric vehicle chargers for homes and businesses, and we're delighted to welcome them to the Arnold Clark family.
'We want to help our customers buy an electric vehicle, but we also want to help them to understand what owning, charging and driving an electric vehicle is all about. Bumblebee is part of that strategy and we're going to be supplying customers with our own EV chargers.
'We have some great products coming from Bumblebee, including the world's first modular EV charging point, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements.'