Two million electric vehicle (EV) miles - the same distance as travelling around the world 80 times - has been delivered in the last 12 months from a single GRIDSERVE forecourt.
The Norwich Electric Forecourt® is located at Broadland Gate Business Park in Postwick and provides 36 EV chargers, including 22 350kW-capable ultra rapid charge points.
EV uptake in the local area increased by more than 50% since the forecourt opened, which is above the national average.
In 2021, Norwich and the wider East of England region had low charger coverage compared to the national average, offering just 29 chargers per 100,000 people compared to the UK average of 42 per 100,000. This has now been improved to 37 per 100,000 across the region, and it’s even better in Norfolk with 48 chargers per 100,000 people
“It’s been an awesome first year for Norwich Electric Forecourt,” said Toddington Harper, CEO and Founder of GRIDSERVE.
“It is great to see the uptake of electric vehicles increasing as drivers in the area feel confident to make the switch with reliable, easy and fast charging available on their doorstep.
“We’re also proud to welcome those travelling to and around the area, allowing more people to travel on net zero EV miles on their holidays in Norfolk.”
GRIDSERVE continues to accelerate its rollout plans with additional Electric Forecourts now in progress, including one at Gatwick Airport opening this year. Several other Electric Forecourts also have planning permission including Nevedon, Gateshead, Plymouth and Stevenage with more than 30 additional sites also under development as part of the company’s commitment to deliver over 100 Electric Forecourts.