Gridserve will replace the entire network of old Ecotricity electric vehicle (EV) chargers by September as part of its new Electric Highway.
The company, which acquired Ecotricity and its newtwork of motorway service station EV chargers in June, says it has already replaced more than 80 legacy units.
A new programme to launch 50 Electric Hubs, with up to 12 350kW chargers has also been announced. It will offer 300 rapid chargers across 85% of the UK’s motorway service stations.
Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve, said: “Gridserve’s purpose is to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change, and the Gridserve Electric Highway – a network of easy-to-use, reliable, rapid and high power chargers right across the UK – is doing just that, eliminating charging anxiety and making driving electric an enjoyable, ultra-convenient and stress-free experience.
“We’re working at a phenomenal pace to rollout cutting-edge charging infrastructure and will continue to move heaven and earth to install new chargers en-mass in as many locations as we can, and as quickly as possible.”
To support continuity and transparency for EV drivers, all sites will continue to charge on a price per kWh of energy used basis. The price to charge at Electric Hubs is 30p per kW – enabling a typical EV to add 200 miles of range for £15, and £24p/kWh at Electric Forecourts.
Gridserve has also developed a new Interactive Map to make journey planning more straightforward. The map will include the location of each Electric Hub or Electric Forecourt; the charging connectors in each location; whether chargers are in use or available; and details about the facilities on offer in each location.
Including the company’s Electric Forecourt® in Braintree, the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway network already includes more than 150 charging locations, covering 85% of the UK’s motorway network with the capability of charging almost than 400 vehicles simultaneously throughout the UK.