GRIDSERVE and Moto have officially opened the first rapid EV charging hub in Wales at Swansea Services.
The new hub features six 350 kW DC ultra-rapid charge points on the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway network, accessible with contactless credit or debit card.
Powered by 100% net carbon zero energy from GRIDSERVE solar farms, the charging hub is located off junction 47 of the M4 – a key location for those travelling around the Swansea area or through to south west Wales.
Although launched with six units, the site has been prepped so that an additional six points can be added quickly should demand require them.
The launch is part of GRIDSERVE’s roll-out nationwide of high-power EV charge points at motorway services, having taken over and committed to refreshing and improving the previous Electric Highway network.
“Our mission is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in the shortest possible timeframes to help prevent the worst impacts of climate change. This is a landmark project for GRIDSERVE and Moto and the first high-power charging facility of its kind for Wales,” said Toddington Harper, GRIDSERVE CEO.
“We’re really excited to be demonstrating that all parts of the UK should be able to embrace the EV revolution. We cannot let a lack of infrastructure prevent drivers from realising the myriad of benefits that come with driving an electric vehicle. This project will help deliver the confidence for more people to make the switch to EVs, as well as support the growing number of people who already have.
“Thanks to partners like Moto, we are rapidly upgrading Britain’s motorway charging network and are prioritising areas of the UK that currently lack adequate charging infrastructure, by deploying more high-power Electric Hubs and Electric Forecourts. The Electric Hub at Moto Swansea is the first of many projects that we are aiming to deliver across Wales.”