GRIDSERVE is leading a major transformation of the UK’s electric charging infrastructure in 2023, reaching a milestone of 50 new Electric Super Hubs locations either already open, awaiting energisation, or in construction as part of phase one of its delivery plans for the year.
With dozens of additional sites now also being prepared for construction, the unprecedented speed and scale of the first phase of this rollout will add over 400 of the world’s fastest chargepoints to the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, more than doubling the number of these type of chargepoints currently available.
The High Power chargepoints are capable of delivering 100 miles of range only five minutes – although the fastest charging cars currently available take about 10 minutes. Phase two of the transformation will see hundreds more High Power chargepoints added later this year, it said.
The new sites are spread across England, Scotland and Wales, providing charging on the UK’s busiest routes, as well as Electric Retail Hubs at popular shopping destinations.
To achieve the quick construction times, GRIDSERVE is using innovative technology to minimise issues caused by grid connection lead times, such as a temporary microgrid that uses batteries and vegetable oil.
Toddington Harper, CEO of GRIDSERVE, said: “By announcing GRIDSERVE reaching the milestone of our phase one 2023 rollout, we are able to deliver EV drivers further confidence to make the switch knowing they can travel with ease, and net zero carbon emissions, across the length and breadth of the country.
“It’s clear that the climate crisis is upon us, and it’s critical we continue to increase our pace – we are now also immediately commencing our phase 2-rollout, with the target to also deliver hundreds more High Power chargepoints this year.”
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