Lancashire’s first Porsche Electric Charging Point unveiled at two-star Michelin restaurant

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

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

The “Porsche Destination Charging” programme was launched in May. It will see Porsche roll out charger installations at selected hotels, airports, museums, shopping centres, sports clubs and marinas. The Porsche mission to expand electric mobility follows the February launch of the first all-electric Porsche - the Taycan.

Tom Fox, centre principal of Porsche Centre Preston, said: “The Porsche Destination charging programme already offers over 1,000 charging points across 20 countries. There are now plans to add 200 Porsche Destination partners across the UK. 

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

“We are especially pleased to install Lancashire’s first Porsche electric charge point as part of our new commercial partnership with Moor Hall.” 

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.

Mark Birchall, chef patron of Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, said: “The whole EV future really interests me, so getting a charging point installed was a great first step in our partnership with Porsche Centre Preston.”

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.

With over 50,000 social media followers between them, the two brands will be collaborating on digital content, bespoke VIP client events and services. There will also be an opportunity to cross promote relevant news and offers.

The partnership will focus on the prestige automotive dealership and two-Michelin-starred restaurant’s shared interests including sustainability and exclusive luxury experiences.