GRIDSERVE has started construction work at its latest Electric Forecourt at Gatwick Airport.
Located on the Ring Road South approach to Gatwick’s South Terminal and adjacent to the M23, the breaking-ground ceremony was attended by Raoul Tufnell GRIDSERVE’s Chief Development Officer and Jonathan Pollard, Gatwick Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Once completed, Gatwick Electric Forecourt will enable 36 electric vehicles to be charged simultaneously, with High Power chargers that can deliver up to 350 kW, capable of adding 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes. Multiple charging connectors will cater for all types of electric vehicles with contactless payment accepted, making it easier than ever to charge. The site will also be supplied with 100% renewable net zero carbon energy generated by GRIDSERVE’s own hybrid solar farms.
While charging, visitors can enjoy a coffee, a comfortable waiting lounge with free superfast WiFi, convenience retail, children’s play area and a dedicated educational space to increase awareness around electric vehicles. The Electric Forecourt will include disabled parking, access ramps, accessible washrooms and lifts to access all areas to make easy charging accessible to all.
Following the success of Braintree and Norwich, this latest Electric Forecourt® is part of GRIDSERVE’s commitment to deliver over 100 Electric Forecourts with planning permission already confirmed on Uckfield, Gateshead, Plymouth and Stevenage and more than 30 additional sites also under development.
Since acquiring the nationwide network, GRIDSERVE has upgraded over 160 EV charging locations with new chargers and already delivered eight additional High Power Electric Super Hubs – each featuring a bank of 6 to 12 x 350kW-capable chargers. More Electric Super Hubs will open in the coming months including Reading East and Westbound, Woolley Edge North and Southbound and Leigh Delamere.