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'Leccy Tech McDonald's of Sweden is going to start serving electricity as well as the usual Big Mac and fries, according to Elforsk, an electricity R&D operation co-owned by Svensk Energi (Swedenergy) and Svenska Kraftnät - the Swedish national grid.

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Elforsk will develop and manage the power network, while Ronald McDonald will pay for the charge posts and their installation.

No mention was made of how much recharging a 'leccy vehicle from the McCharger is likely to cost.

The first 230V, 16A pilot post is scheduled to be installed at a Stockholm McDonald's in the next few months. Each post has both a single- and a three-phase charge socket.

McDonalds McCharger

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Elforst has a SKr10m ($1.13m/£794,000/€898,000) budget to support the McProject over the next two years and is working with charge-post maker Eldon on ways to reduce recharge times.

Currently the UK has around 1200 McDonalds eateries – sorry, but we simply cannot bring ourselves to call them restaurants – of which 740 odd have drive-through sales windows and some sort of parking facility. ®

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