A new electric vehicle (EV) charging site has been opened by GRIDSERVE, this time featuring 12 350kW chargers.
Located at Moto Thurrock on the eastern side of the M25, the Electric Super Hub is the latest in GRIDSERVE’s rollout of EV charging infrastructure across the UK, which includes Electric Forecourts and Electric Hubs.
The company said all of its Electric Hubs have been designed to feature both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, accept contactless payment and provide real-time status updates to a variety of EV charging maps.
The chargers are also powered by 100% net zero carbon energy from GRIDSERVE’s hybrid solar and battery storage farms.
The first of GRIDSERVE’s hybrid solar farms was completed in York in 2019, and was celebrated as the UK’s first use of single-axis trackers and bifacial panels.
When the company announced last year it would be launching the GRIDSERVE Partner Network to deploy its EV infrastructure across the globe, it highlighted how this network would open up its ‘Sun-To-Wheel Ecosystem’ – which includes hybrid solar and battery storage farms – to international partners.
Through its partnership with Moto in the UK, GRIDSERVE has delivered four of its Electric Super Hubs at the company’s sites in the span of five weeks.
“The level of passion on display and the pace of development within GRIDSERVE never ceases to amaze me,” Toddington Harper, CEO of GRIDSERVE, said.
The five Electric Super Hub sites to have opened at Moto sites are Burton-in-Kendal, Exeter, Swansea and Thurrock, while the company has also opened its second Electric Forecourt during this time.
This second Electric Forecourt, located in Norwich, is a more compact design with a smaller footprint than the first forecourt in Braintree. It features 36 chargers, as well as features such as WiFi, bookable meeting pods and well-known shopping and food and drink brands.
“We are committed to building a UK-wide charging network at a speed that will help give EV drivers the confidence they need to undertake any journey, irrespective of what electric vehicle they drive, and charge quickly, reliably and affordably. This is what is necessary to move the needle on climate change,” Harper said.