Allego opens fast-charging hub at Milton Keynes stadium
Allego has opened its first fast-charging hub at a sports venue. The charging hub at MK Dons Stadium in Milton Keynes provides three 300kW chargers.
This amounts to six ultra-rapid charge points, which appear few given MK Dons can cater for over 30,000 football fans. The complex also hosts the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Milton Keynes, a restaurant and sports trust, and the local radio station MKFM.
“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,” said Paz Sharma, Managing Director Allego UK.
While the Dutch company is not new to the UK, the business on the Isles is still tiny. So far, Allego installed 48 on-street charge points in the London Borough of Hackney in 2022 and a further 80 in the neighbouring Borough of Newham in 2021, amounting to 128 new public charge points Allego has rolled out in London in the last 18 months.
The Allego network is set to expand rapidly over the next five years and beyond. Working with private landowners and local authorities, the company is keen to invest in ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure across the UK and Ireland. As part of the expansion in the UK, Allego is set to open new ultra-fast EV charging hubs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland later this year.
On the continent, Allego is active in 16 European countries with a network comprising nearly 40,000 public charge points.