Motorway service operator Moto and sustainable energy company GRIDSERVE have gone live with 48 ultra rapid EV charging points this year.
The companies also announced 12 new chargers at Moto’s Grantham and Leeming Bar service stations, the latest tranche of the 48 charge points the companies have installed so far this year.
Six more charge points are due to open at Moto Grantham in June, which the companies said was part of their “ongoing nationwide effort to transform access to charging facilities and reduce range anxiety for EV motorists.”
“The Ultra Rapid, up to 350kW, charging points will be supplied with 100% net zero carbon energy from GRIDSERVE’s solar farms,” Moto said.
Moto now has 154 Ultra Rapid GRIDSERVE Electric Super Hubs at 19 Moto service areas across the UK. In March 2023, there were 40,496 electric vehicle charging points across the UK, at 23,902 charging locations, a 35% increase in the total number of charge points since March 2022.
However, Moto says that “such figures do not tell the whole story, however. On the UK’s motorway network, where drivers are more likely to be travelling longer haul and require quicker and more convenient high-powered charging, access to charging points has been limited.”
A variety of companies have recently been announcing new charge points across the UK, with Wiltshire Council and Osprey Charging both announcing new charge points this week. EV charge point operator ubitricity also recently announced that it had completed 7,000 charge point installations.
Moto chief executive, Ken McMeikan, said: “We are thrilled to announce twelve new chargers at Moto Grantham and Moto Leeming Bar as our commitment to delivering a more sustainable future of motoring continues.
“Our latest Ultra Rapid Charging Hubs in the Midlands and North Yorkshire are a fantastic testament to our ambition to transform the UK’s motorways with the largest Ultra Rapid charging hub network across England, Scotland and Wales and our ambition to install more than 1,600 Ultra Rapid chargers by 2030.”