Moto Medway is set to gain 48 high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints via new grid connections in Gillingham.
UK Power Networks is growing its power capacity for new EV infrastructure at motorway services near J4 of the M2 in Kent. This is part of its £66 million Green Recovery Fund programme.
4km of new electrical cabling will be installed from a nearby substation to charging points situated in the car parks of Moto Medway’s east and westbound services.
In doing so, the necessary infrastructure for the rapid adoption of EVs will be developed supporting the adoption of the vehicles and ultimately reducing carbon emissions on the UK’s roads.
“These projects are about providing the infrastructure that gives businesses and the public the confidence to decarbonise their activities and we hope it will encourage more to make the switch to EVs,” said Adam Lakey, lead design engineer at UK Power Networks.
“As we all strive to meet the Government’s targets for a net zero economy, it is vital that we all reduce our emissions and push towards a cleaner environment.”
This development continues Moto’s work in providing EV infrastructure across British motorway systems as part of a Government target to have a minimum of six rapid chargers at each motorway service site by 2023.
As part of a collaboration with GRIDSERVE in June, 17 new EV chargers across two sites had been unveiled as part of a continued roll out of Electric Super Hubs.
Six 350kW-capable EV chargers had been installed at Moto Severn View and 11 at Moto Heston, with both sites chosen to help expand the charging options of those travelling between London, South Wales and the South West.
The two firms had also opened their eighth high power electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Yorkshire last month providing further accessibility for EVs in the UK.