Moto and GRIDSERVE have opened a new electric vehicle charging hub in Exeter, with 12 high-power chargers up to 350kW available.
The Exeter Electric Hub is part of GRIDSERVE’s multi-million-pound investment in the re-named GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, which is implementing what it says is the biggest upgrade to motorway EV charging infrastructure in UK history.
The new hub, located at junction 30 of the M5, features 12 high-power chargers with a maximum 350kW capacity, which is enough for the latest electric vehicles to add up to 100-miles of range in less than ten minutes.
With capacity to extend to 24 high-power chargers, the Electric Hub at Moto Exeter also features two accessible bays, both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, accepts contactless payment and is supplied with 100% net zero carbon energy from GRIDSERVE’s hybrid solar + battery farms.
Toddington Harper, CEO of GRIDSERVE, said: “We are delivering the most comprehensive EV charging roll-out the UK motorway network has ever seen. We are determined to make charging anxiety a thing of the past and the new Electric Hub at Moto Exeter is a blueprint for the future of motorway charging, giving drivers the confidence to go electric without compromise.”
GRIDSERVE and Moto are currently on track to deliver above and beyond Government-set targets of six rapid chargers at each Moto site by 2023.
Ken McMeikan, Moto Chief Executive, said: “At Moto, we are absolutely passionate about transforming the electric vehicle charging experience for drivers across the UK’s motorways by delivering the capacity, reliability, simplicity and charging speed UK motorists need. As the biggest motorway services operator in the UK, Moto is uniquely positioned to help redress the geographic imbalances in the EV charging market and we are delivering on that potential. We are delighted with the progress that our partnership with GRIDSERVE is making towards delivering a future of more sustainable motoring.”