UK’s first EV charging forecourt opens

The very first dedicated car-charging forecourt has opened near Braintree, Essex. This is the first of over a hundred electric forecourts being built by Gridserve over the next five years. Charging at these forecourts will initially pay 24p per kWh of energy, meaning a typical charge from 20% to 80% will cost, on average under £10. Gridserve founder and CEO, Toddington Harper says that “charging has to be simple and free of anxiety, which is why we’ve designed our electric forecourts entirely around the needs of drivers”.

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