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First Gridserve Electric Super Hub to serve the M25 opened

Gridserve and Moto have opened the latest Gridserve electric vehicle (EV) charging hub featuring 350kW-capable chargers.

The all-new site at Moto Thurrock, located on the eastern side of the M25 between junctions 30 and 31, features 12 EV chargers capable of providing up to 350kW of power. 

Gridserve Electric Hubs have been designed to feature both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, accept contactless payment and provide real-time status updates to EV charging maps.

The chargers are also powered by 100% net zero carbon energy from the company’s hybrid solar battery farms.

Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve, said: “We are committed to building a UK-wide charging network at a speed that will help give EV drivers the confidence they need to undertake any journey, irrespective of what electric vehicle they drive, and charge quickly, reliably and affordably.

“This is what is necessary to move the needle on climate change.

“Thurrock is further proof that we’re building on our partnership with Moto and we’ll continue to deliver more High Power Electric Super Hubs throughout the year.”

Gridserve says that along with its partner at Moto it is committed to levelling up EV charging infrastructure across the UK, ensuring that drivers in every part of the country have access to dependable, affordable and super-fast EV charging.

Thanks to its partnership with Moto, Gridserve has delivered four all-new High Power Electric Super Hubs at the company’s sites in just five weeks; Burton-in-Kendal, Exeter, Swansea and now Thurrock. Within this timeframe, Gridserve has also opened its second, Electric Forecourt format in Norwich

Moto chief executive, Ken McMeikan, said: “At Moto, we are absolutely passionate about transforming the electric vehicle charging experience for drivers across the UK’s motorways.

“We are delighted with the progress that our partnership with Gridserve is making towards delivering a future of more sustainable motoring.

“As a business, Moto is currently on track to deliver above and beyond Government-set targets of six rapid chargers at each motorway service area by 2023. 

“We have seen exceptional usage at our first Ultra-rapid hub at Rugby which opened last year and been thrilled with the hugely positive response from our EV driving customers.”

Gridserve announced last year that it plans to open more than 20 ‘electric hubs’, each featuring 6-12 x 350kW ultra high-power electric vehicle (EV) charge points with contactless payment, at motorway service stations across the UK by Q2 2022. 

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