MANILA Electric Co.’s (Meralco) green mobility arm e-Sakay, Inc. announced on Monday its partnership with McDonalds to install electric vehicles (EV) charging stations at the fast food store.

Meralco said in a statement that eSakay will install its initial charging stations at McDonald’s Green and Good Stores along UN Avenue in Ermita, Manila and Shaw Boulevard, Wack-Wack in Mandaluyong.

Customers who are using electric scooters or electric bikes can charge their vehicles in the coin-operated charging stations for P1 per five minutes, P5 per 25 minutes, and P10 per 50 minutes.

The partnership with Golden Arches Development Corp., the master franchise holder of McDonald’s in the Philippines, is expected to extend to other branches to advance sustainability initiatives.

“We look forward to working very closely with even more companies in driving key sustainability programs such as this as part of our pledge to protect and preserve our planet, and to power good lives for Filipinos,” Meralco Chief Sustainability Officer and eSakay President and Chief Executive Officer Raymond B. Ravelo said in a statement.

Shares in Meralco at the stock exchange declined by 0.72% or P2.20 on Monday to close at P304.80 apiece. — Marielle C. Lucenio