GRIDSERVE submits plan for 36 EV charging bays in Wirral

Electric vehicle infrastructure firm GRIDSERVE has submitted plans to install 36 EV charging bays at the Wirral International Business Park in Bromborough.

According to a report in the Liverpool Echo, drivers will be able to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) in 20-30 minutes with the potential for even quicker charging in the future.

In addition to the charging bays the proposed site will feature a coffee shop, retail outlets and an airport-style lounge with high-speed internet.

Toddington Harper, chief executive of Gridserve, told the Echo: “A large number of affordable EVs are now available, with many more on the way and we’re about to see a steep growth curve in electric vehicle adoption.

“By developing this state-of-the-art electric forecourt in Bromborough, we’ll be supporting Wirral Council, local residents, and the UK as a whole to tackle air pollution, encourage low-carbon transport, and meet climate targets, while also offering a solution that’s future proofed to support the mass uptake of electric vehicles. Bromborough is in the unique position of being at the forefront of over 100 sites across the UK to host a Gridserve Electric Forecourt.”

“Every site will be supporting the grid with on-site batteries and supplied by solar energy. With convenient, dependable, ultra-fast charging, we’re making charging an EV as easy as using petrol stations, with the best possible customer experience.”

Under the plan, the lounge will also act as a learning centre where information about electric vehicles can be shared to help inform people who are considering making the transition to EVs from petrol or diesel vehicles.

The charging bays will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

Earlier this year it was announced that Ecotricity had completed the sale of its Electric Highway charging network to GRIDSERVE.

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