UK’s first all-electric service station
The UK’s first exclusively electric service station is set to open this November in Braintree, Essex.
Built by energy company Gridserve, the site will be the first of 100 across the country. Dubbed the Electrical Forecourt, each station should offer enough electric vehicle charging stations to charge up to 30 vehicles at any one time.
Electrical Review reports that the Braintree site will leverage a number of different chargers, all manufactured by ABB. The chargers range in speed, with the fastest designed for heavy goods vehicles and cars with quick charging speeds.
Toddington Harper, founder and CEO of Gridserve, said, “Our UK-wide network of over 100 customer-focused Electric Forecourts will eliminate range and charging anxiety by making it easier and cheaper to charge an electric vehicle than to fuel a petrol or diesel alternative.
“The UK’s first Electric Forecourt represents so much more than an electric equivalent of a modern petrol station – it will deliver a fully loaded customer experience, offering the Best of British retail and customer service to cater for a full range of consumer and driver needs.”