Costa Coffee is set to install up to 200 rapid electric car chargers at its drive-thru sites across the UK.

The leading coffee chain has teamed up with electric car charging network InstaVolt to roll out the plug-in points, which are set to appear at both the firm’s existing sites and also new locations. Costa says the move will ‘make it quick and easy for drivers to recharge their EVs with their favourite Costa Coffee’.

The chain already has EV 176 EV charging points at its current network, but is set to introduce 200 more in the coming years. The InstaVolt points will be able to deliver a rate of up to 120kW, which is said to enable 100 miles of range to be added to cars in just 15 minutes. The firm’s chargers are widely regarded as some of the more reliable, while also allowing you to pay with contactless for speedy charging.

InstaVolt chargers are already found at some McDonald’s, KFC and Starbucks locations, too.

Costa Coffee UK and Ireland property director, James Hamilton, said: “As the nation’s favourite coffee shop, we want to ensure we’re playing our part in enhancing our customers’ experience as they switch to more sustainable models of transport in that all important step to tackle climate change.

“As we continue to safely re-open our stores and deliver our ambitious UK growth plans, we are proud to partner with InstaVolt to embed charge points across multiple drive-thru locations, contributing to the UK’s ever-growing EV charging infrastructure.

“It’s exciting that in the time it takes for our consumers to order and enjoy their favourite Costa coffee, they can add an extra 100 miles in range and help our country reach its net-zero ambition.”