McDonald’s is to install car charging points in hundreds of its restaurants across the UK.

In a partnership with electric vehicle charging network InstaVolt, the fast food giant plans to install ports in the majority of its 924 drive-thru sites, allowing customers to charge their cars up to 80% in under 20 minutes.

The move comes after a recent poll conducted by the brand found that more than half of people who do not own an electric car cite lack of convenient charging points as a primary reason, and one in three said they would consider switching to an electric vehicle if charging points were more accessible.

With the government intending to ban all new petrol and diesel cars by 2035, McDonald’s UK chief executive Paul Pomroy said the brand’s ambition would mean “you would never be far from a charging point.”

“Our ultimate ambition is to have more EV charging points on our premises than any other company in the UK and Ireland,” he said.

“This partnership and ambition takes advantage of our scale, and is a real step forward for those already driving electric vehicles, as well as people considering making the switch.”