29 MARCH 2021


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Article from BTNews 29 MARCH 2021

First Gridserve electric forecourt

The first Gridserve electric forecourt is now fully up and running and was the site for the recent launch of the Mazda MX30.

Situated on the westbound carriageway of the A131 at Great Notley, just outside Braintree, Essex, on a 2.5 acre site, the concourse can accommodate up to 36 electric vehicles at one time, all under cover.

The electric forecourt contains two types of DC chargers which deliver up to 90kW and 350kW an hour of charge, AC Chargers with up to 22kW/h, and Tesla Superchargers. Gridserve Hybrid Solar Farms send power to the grid which offsets the energy used at the forecourts, keeping the carbon footprint to an absolute minimum.

This inaugural Braintree Electric Forecourt is clearly a trendsetter for the future with a Costa coffee shop, WH Smith, and a post office.  There is a small gym, kids’ area and meeting pods.  With the restrictions in place users cannot linger but if you are on a journey there is something for everyone whilst your vehicle takes a quick 30min charge.

Many more are planned.

See also Electrifying Speech by SMMT boss.


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