First of a network of 100 electric forecourts to open this summer near Braintree
It will have 24 350kW superchargers that can boost EV batteries in half an hour.
The site will have a two-storey building with shops, meeting rooms and lounge.
The entire location is part of a £1bn nationwide scheme and uses 100% renewable energy, the company behind it – Gridserve – says.
The first of a £1billion nationwide network of more than 100 electric forecourts is to open this summer near Braintree in Essex.
It claims to be the first custom-built electric charging station in the UK.
The company behind the network, Gridserve, says it will charge 24 electric vehicles at once with superchargers that can deliver up to 350kW of charging power that will allow motorists to charge their vehicles within 20 to 30 minutes while they grab a coffee or do a bit of shopping, and much faster in the future as battery technologies mature.
Charging stations: The first of a £1billion nationwide network of more than 100 electric forecourts is to open this summer near Braintree in Essex – and it will look like this .
Gridserve released computer generated images of how the UK’s first battery charging station – similar to a fuel filling forecourt – will look when it’s built and ready to serve motorists later this year.
It aims to have a full UK-wide network operational within five years on busy routes and near powerful grid connections close to towns, cities and major transport hubs.
It follows the Government’s announcement that it plans to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles within 15-years, and possibly as soon as 12 years.