Moto and GRIDSERVE unveil latest ultra-rapid charging hubs

Moto and GRIDSERVE are bringing twelve new ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging points to both Moto Grantham and Moto Leeming Bar.

This year alone, Moto and GRIDSERVE have added 48 ultra-rapid charging points across seven sites to Moto’s UK network. Initially, six chargers have been launched at Grantham and six chargers at Leeming Bar with six more scheduled to open at Grantham in June.

Investment in new charging options for the Midlands and North Yorkshire’s commuters comes as part of Moto and GRIDSERVE’s sustained efforts to realise an ambition to reduce charging anxiety for UK motorists and make the switch to electric fairer and easier.

The Ultra Rapid, up to 350kW, charging points will be supplied with 100% net zero carbon energy from GRIDSERVE’s solar farms, accept contactless payment for maximum accessibility, and have the ability to deliver up to 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes. All the new Ultra Rapid electric vehicle charging hubs have also been designed to feature both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors and provide at least one extra-wide accessible charging bay for every six EV charging spaces.

In the past five years, access to charging points has substantially increased. At the end of March 2023, there were 40,496 electric vehicle charging points across the UK, across 23,902 charging locations. This represents a 35% increase in the total number of charging devices since March 2022. Such figures do not tell the whole story, however. On the UK’s motorway network, where drivers are more likely to be traveling longer haul and require quicker and more convenient high-powered charging, access to charging points has been limited.

Moto Chief Executive, Ken McMeikan said: “We are thrilled to announce twelve new chargers at Moto Grantham and Moto Leeming Bar as our commitment to delivering a more sustainable future of motoring continues.

“Our latest Ultra Rapid Charging Hubs in the Midlands and North Yorkshire are a fantastic testament to our ambition to transform the UK’s motorways with the largest Ultra Rapid charging hub network across England Scotland and Wales and our ambition to install more than 1,600 Ultra Rapid chargers by 2030.”

Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve, said: “We are thrilled to open these Electric Super Hubs at Grantham and Leeming Bar. As the demand for electric vehicles and charging increases, it is vital we continue this pace to roll out the installation of High Power chargers to support EV drivers and those making the switch to electric. We look forward to continuing the expansion and installing hundreds of more High Power chargers across our network.”

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