GRIDSERVE and Moto have opened a first high-powered electric vehicle charging hub in Wales, the first in the country according to the companies, as they continue their UK wide rollout of sites.
The Electric Hub is located in Swansea and features six 350kW electric vehicle (EV) chargers with contactless payment. It forms part of the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, and has the possibility to add six more EV chargers when requested and GRIDSERVE said all chargers will be powered with clean energy, through their own solar farms.
"This is a landmark project for GRIDSERVE and Moto and the first high-power charging facility of its kind for Wales. We’re really excited to be demonstrating that all parts of the UK should be able to embrace the EV revolution," said Toddington Harper, CEO of GRIDSERVE.
"We cannot let a lack of infrastructure prevent drivers from realising the myriad of benefits that come with driving an electric vehicle. This project will help deliver the confidence for more people to make the switch to EVs, as well as support the growing number of people who already have."
Harper added that Swansea's Electric Hub is the first of many projects they are considering across Wales. Last year GRIDSERVE's announced over 20 Electric Hubs, which are due to open across UK's motorway services by the end of Q2 2022.
Moto's CEO, Ken McMeikan, said they were aiming to have Ultra Rapid Charging Hubs at all of their Motorway Service Areas in the next 12 months.
"We launched our first EV Hub with 24 Ultra Rapid chargers at Moto Rugby last year and EV drivers have loved it, we are super confident we’ll see the same level of success here at Moto Swansea."