Feeds

McDonalds to cook up EV charging station network

Swedes get first McCharger

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

'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.

McDonalds McCharger

McCharger: want to be fried with that?

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

Assorted Swedish burger-flippers electricity infrastructure and restaurant executives

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. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray
Want to arm that shark? Better get in there quick
Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins
Robo-sub scans freezing waters, rocks warming models
Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU
Doctors find new Digitillnesses - 'text neck' and 'telepressure'
SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS
Boffin: 'I think the behaviour is increasing in frequency'
Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs
And a floating carrier for recyclable rockets
The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS
Your brother's gonna die, kid, unless we can give him your, well ...
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers
Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs
Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.