Gridserve boosts shoppers’ options with new Slough hub

Gridserve has expanded its network of public chargers with a new rapid-charging retail hub in Slough.

The site at Slough Retail Park adds eight charging bays so multiple drivers can top up while they shop. Located on Bath Road and close to the M4, the new charging location is also ideally placed for those looking for a quick range boost as they drive through the area.

The Electric Retail Hub uses four dual charging medium power (up to 120kW) units. To make it as easy as possible for customers, the chargers have CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, and accept contactless payment. The site is also integrated with several popular EV charging maps, providing real-time status updates to users.

Gridserve, which has more than 175 locations with in excess of 1,200 charging bays, says that retail hubs like the one in Slough form a vital part of the UK’s growing EV infrastructure, providing well-placed options for those who don’t need the high-powered charging offered on the motorway network.

Rebecca Trebble, Gridserve’s chief customer experience officer, said: “It is great to be able to offer reliable and easy electric vehicle charging to the visitors of the Slough Retail Park, where we are committed to delivering an excellent charging experience to all users. We look forward to opening more Electric Retail Hubs to support the transition to net zero transportation soon.”

Ed Bales, asset manager for the park’s owner Orchard Street, said: “Installing electric vehicle charging points at Slough Retail Park further broadens the scheme’s vibrant offering to local customers, whilst encouraging sustainable travel for those who visit or work at our assets. We have built up a strong relationship with Gridserve and look forward to working with them on a number of other future projects.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.