New EV charging hub opens on M25
05 May 2022
Author: Sean Keywood
EV charging firm Gridserve has opened its latest Super Hub facility at Moto's Thurrock services on the M25.
The new facility features 12 chargers capable of 350kW charging, which would enable a compatible vehicle to add 117 miles of range - enough to circle the M25 - in less than 15 minutes.
The chargers are compatible with CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, accept contactless payment, provide real-time status updates to EV mapping apps, and use 100% net zero carbon energy.
The new site is the fourth Gridserve Super Hub opened within five weeks, following others in Burton-in-Kendal, Exeter, and Swansea.
Gridserve CEO Toddington Harper 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. The level of passion on display and the pace of development within Gridserve never ceases to amaze me."
Moto chief executive Ken McMelkan 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."