GRIDSERVE opens new EV charging hub with MOTO Wetherby

MOTO and GRIDSERVE are bringing 12 new high-power chargers to MOTO Wetherby as part of their nationwide rollout of motorway charging solutions.

This year alone, MOTO and GRIDSERVE have already added 65 high power chargers across seven new Electric Super Hubs in historically underserved areas of the UK, including Swansea, Exeter, Thurrock, Burton-in-Kendal, Heston West and Severn View.

Initially, 12 chargers have been launched at this latest Super Hub at Wetherby services on the A1(m), with capacity to expand when future demand requires. Supplied by renewable, net zero carbon energy, the 350kW-capable high-power chargers can deliver up to 100 miles of range in less than ten minutes.

All 12 chargers will be online from today and will provide EV motorists, on long journeys in and around the Northeast of England, the ability to charge and most importantly, charge quickly. Investment in new charging options for the North comes as part of MOTO and GRIDSERVE’s sustained efforts to realise their ambition in revolutionising EV infrastructure for UK motorists, making the switch to electric cars fairer and easier.

All the GRIDSERVE Electric Super Hubs at MOTO locations have been designed to feature both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, accept contactless payments and provide at least one extra-wide accessible charging bay for every six EV charging spaces.

MOTO Chief Executive, Ken McMeikan said: “As the largest UK Motorway Services Operator, we are continuing our mission to transform the UK’s rest stop experience and reducing range anxiety by revolutionising the EV charging experience for motorists on motorways is at the heart of our plans. We are delighted to continue our roll-out of the High Power Charging Hubs and we will be opening more hubs at all of our Motorway Service Areas across the country in the coming 12 months.”

Toddington Harper, CEO of GRIDSERVE said: “We are committed to building an awesome UK-wide charging network, enabling anyone, anywhere, in any type of EV to take on any journey and have a great customer experience,  and with the opening of Moto Wetherby, we are able to deliver more people in the North of England this experience. The Electric Super Hubs helps provide EV drivers the confidence they need to undertake any journey, irrespective of what electric vehicle they drive, and charge quickly, reliably and affordably.

“As the seventh Electric Super Hub launched so far this year, this further demonstrates our commitment to the partnership with Moto and we will continue to deliver many more High Power Electric Super Hubs throughout the year. This is the sort of action that is necessary to move the needle on climate change, and it’s great to see how the passion and the pace of development within GRIDSERVE is delivering such a positive impact.”