A NEW high-powered electric vehicle charging super hub has opened on the M25 today.

Located at Moto Thurrock, on the eastern side of the M25 between junctions 30 and 31, the GRIDSERVE charges can add 117 miles of range – enough to drive around London’s Orbital Motorway – in less than 15 minutes charging.

The hub on the UK’s busiest motorway features 12 chargers each providing up to 350kW of power and have both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors.

The chargers are powered by 100 per cent net zero carbon energy from the company’s hybrid solar battery farms.

Toddington Harper, CEO of GRIDSERVE, said: “We are committed to building a UK-wide charging network at a speed that will help give EV drivers the confidence they need to undertake any journey, irrespective of what electric vehicle they drive, and charge quickly, reliably and affordably. This is what is necessary to move the needle on climate change.

“Thurrock is further proof that we’re building on our partnership with Moto and we’ll continue to deliver more High Power Electric Super Hubs throughout the year. The level of passion on display and the pace of development within GRIDSERVE never ceases to amaze me.” 

The deployment of the Thurrock Electric Super Hub represents part of a multi-million-pound investment into expanding the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway – a nationwide EV charging network that was acquired by the sustainable energy company 11 months ago.

Working in partnership with Moto – the UK’s largest motorway services operator – GRIDSERVE has delivered four all-new High Power Electric Super Hubs in just five weeks in Burton-in-Kendal, Exeter, Swansea and now Thurrock.

Moto Chief Executive, Ken McMeikan, said:  “We are delighted with the progress that our partnership with GRIDSERVE is making towards delivering a future of more sustainable motoring.

“As a business, Moto is currently on track to deliver above and beyond Government-set targets of six rapid chargers at each motorway service area by 2023. We have seen exceptional usage at our first Ultra-rapid hub at Rugby which opened last year and been thrilled with the hugely positive response from our EV driving customers”.