EV charging network Allego has opened its first state-of-the-art EV-charging hub at MK Dons Stadium in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
The latest addition to Allego’s vast European public EV-charging network is the ultra-fast charging hub at Stadium MK. The now operable and fully accessible site will provide for three dual-socket 300kW chargers, amounting to six ultra-fast charge points, and represents Allego’s first ultra-fast EV-charging hub in the UK and its first charging hub at an elite sporting venue.
Stadium MK opened in 2007 and is home to MK Dons Football Club, DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, Marshall Arena, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, MK Dons Sport and Education Trust and local radio station MKFM. The stadium holds a capacity of 30,500 with 2 tiers, and the design meets UEFA’s Elite Stadium specifications. In addition to association football, the stadium also plays host to large sporting events, conventions and concerts.
Allego’s new Ultra-Fast EV charging hub is uniquely designed and configured to be fully accessible to all users, the hub at this location will also cater to wheelchair users with facilities such as lower payment screens and wider parking bays, making them easy to use for everyone. The ultra-fast charge points that have been installed enable visitors to Stadium MK, and passing traffic as well as residents of the local area to charge their electric vehicle when they need, and in no more than 10-15 minutes.
“Working with Stadium MK in delivering this initiative is a fundamental first step forward in our plans to expand our ultra-fast EV-charging network in the UK, and giving the public greater confidence that they can charge their electric vehicle when and where they need,” said Paz Sharma, Managing Director Allego UK. “The partnership also resonated well with Stadium MK and their ambition to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a more sustainable future for everyone.”
Pete Winkelman, Chairman of Milton Keynes Dons Football Club commented: “We are delighted to welcome Allego’s new Ultra-Fast EV charging hub to our Stadium MK site. As part of our Stadium MK Net-Zero strategy, we are constantly striving to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a more sustainable future for everyone. Stadium MK was built with accessibility in mind, and we are proud that Allego’s new charging hub is uniquely designed and configured to be fully accessible to all users, including wheelchair users.”