Porsche charging point launch at top Lancashire restaurant

A Preston motor showroom has unveiled its first electric car charging station - at a top Lancsahire restaurant

By Tim Gavell
Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 3:49 pm

Porsche Centre Preston has officially unveiled Lancashire’s first “Porsche Destination” electric charging point in West Lancashire.

The new charger, at Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms in Aughton, is part of the new commercial partnership between the two-star Michelin restaurant and Porsche Centre Preston.

The “Porsche Destination Charging” programme was launched in May and will see the firm roll out charger installations at selected hotels, airports, museums, shopping centres, sports clubs and marinas. Tom Fox, centre principal of Porsche Centre Preston, said: “There are now plans to add 200 Porsche Destination partners across the UK.

Lancashire’s first Porsche Destination electric charging point unveiled (Left to Right) Mark Birchall, Chef Patron of Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms and Tom Fox, centre principal of Porsche Centre Preston

“It means that in addition to charging at public charging points; at home; and, at Porsche Centres, Porsche electric and hybrid owners can also charge their vehicles at a network of luxury hotels, fine restaurants and premium venues; just like Moor Hall.”

Mark Birchall, Chef Patron of Moor Hall, said: “The whole EV future really interests me, so getting a charging point installed was a great first step.”

Porsche Centre Preston announced a new commercial partnership with Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms last month. The partnership will pave the way for the two businesses to work more closely together on a number of commercial and marketing initiatives.

By the end of 2020, Porsche GB aims to provide a total of 200 charging locations. The Porsche dealer network is also being equipped with 800-volt high power fast charging stations throughout the country. Destinations with charging points like Moor Hall will be listed locations on Porsche.com, satellite navigation system and Porsche App.