MAXOL has officially unveiled its second ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging hub in the north, following a £2.35 million investment in Ballymena.
The new hub at the retailer’s Braid River site features four 200kw ultra-rapid-chargers powered using renewable electricity.
It comes 12 months after Maxol opened the north’s first ultra-rapid EV (EV) charging hub at Kinnegar service station in Holywood.
The EV charging network is continuing to evolve around the north through a number of companies.
Last week saw the Dutch company Fastned announce its entry into the Irish market by submitting planning applications for for two ultra-rapid (300 kW) 12-bay charging stations in Banbridge and Antrim.
Maxol’s new hubs are part of a wider five-year £84m capital investment programme across the group's retail network.
The latest investment saw the company also develop a larger Spar store at its central Ballymena site.
Maxol Group chief executive, Brian Donaldson, said: "This is our second EV charging hub designed to offer the latest technology and fastest speed of charging available for our customers along with the continued rollout of our sustainable forecourt design.
“This investment reinforces our continued commitment to being a more sustainable forecourt convenience retailer offering the highest quality of facilities and products.
“The site is operated independently by our licensee Aramark and I wish Nicola and her excellent team every success at Maxol Braid River."