Largest EV charging station opens at Rugby Services

UK’s largest high power electric vehicle (EV) charging station opens at Moto’s new Rugby Services. 

The development includes 24 chargers with up to 350kW of power. The project is part of a wider rollout to deliver EV charging to motorway services across the UK. 

The development features 24 chargers with up to 350kW of power and is part of a wider rollout to cater for the mass market transition to EVs. 

28 Moto sites are set to have ultra-rapid chargers by the end of this year.

This would see the installation of 350kW capable chargers which are able to supply up to 200 miles of range in ten minutes and accept contactless payment.

The aim is to have all Moto services with at least six ultra-rapid chargers by 2023, this includes an upgrade of the existing 50kW chargers by summer 2021. 

Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Moto, said: ‘Moto is committed to sustainable motoring and we want to play a key part in encouraging more people to have the confidence to switch into electric vehicles. Rugby Services is the most significant first step in achieving this and we’re proud to be launching the UK’s largest EV charging site.

‘Our vision is to transform the UK’s rest stop experience and we think motorists will be delighted with the new Moto site at Rugby, particularly as they begin travelling again following easing of COVID-19 restrictions to see family, friends and loved ones.’

Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve, added: ‘Gridserve’s purpose is to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change, and the rollout of high power chargers across Britain’s motorways in partnership with Moto will do just that — providing drivers with the confidence to go electric today.

‘To see what the future of electric vehicle charging on the UK motorway network looks like, you can now visit Moto’s new Motorway Service Area at Rugby.’

Photo Credit – Pixabay 




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