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The First Electric Vehicle Filling Station In The UK Is Now Open


UK firm, the Gridserve has launched its first “Electric Forecourt.” With its help, it will now be easy to get a brick and mortar view of how an EV charging could be like and feel in the future. Gridserve firm is the first of the hundred planned to be established by the company within the next five years or so with the financial help of Hitachi Capital. It’s projected that all power will be sourced from low-carbon. The firm is also rolling out solar plus storage plans in an effort to ensure that this power is extra.

Electric vehicle filling stations differ from the regular gas station only in a couple of aspects. Generally, it will tend to take a little longer to charge a vehicle, and thus there is a need to space for more cars, with the very first site located in Braintree, England, with space for 36 cars to charge. Apart from just the expected retail gifts, magazines, coffee, and groceries, there will also be a spacious office for hire. Also, on-site EV evangelists tap on for excellent knowledge or even take you for a test-drive in the latest electric vehicle.

Basically, Electric Forecourts are designed to enable societies across the country to have the full confidence in making a transition to electric cars with full knowledge and belief that there is somewhere within their vicinity where they can quickly charge as fast as their cars can allow.

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