Gridserve publishes expansion plans for Electric Highway

Gridserve publishes expansion plans for Electric Highway

Having recently acquired the charging station network along UK motorways and trunk roads called Electric Highway in its entirety from green energy provider Ecotricity, Gridserve has now unveiled its expansion plans - with 50 HPC hubs.

Plans for the network, which will be called Gridserve Electric Highway after the takeover, include more than 50 "Electric Hubs", each with six to 12 high-capacity charging points, each with a capacity of up to 350 kW. The blueprint for the new "Electric Hubs" will be the service area near the town of Rugby - where 12 CCS HPCs were inaugurated alongside 12 Tesla Superchargers in April. Later this year, Reading East and West, Thurrock, Exeter and Cornwall Services service areas are to receive an "Electric Hub".

In addition, nearly 300 more fast chargers are to be installed at service stations, giving Gridserve coverage of 85 per cent of UK motorway service stations, plus the 100 planned HPC fast charging parks called Electric Forecourt.

Aside from plans for new charging stations, Gridserve has so far already installed new columns of more than 60kW at over 50 sites on the 'old' network, with the entire network of nearly 300 old Ecotricity chargers at more than 150 sites on motorways and Ikea stores due to be renewed by September.