If you are looking for a glimpse of how the future automotive landscape will look following the recent announcement that new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030 then get yourself down to Braintree in Essex. If you’re wondering how the small parish town of Braintree can provide a peek at automotive things to come you simply need to cast your eyes to the UK’s first electric forecourt that has opened this week within the council boundaries of this interesting little town.
The site is the first of over 100 Electric Forecourts® being built by GRIDSERVE over the next five years, providing people with the confidence that the UK will have the charging infrastructure required for mass EV adoption well ahead of the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars.
The Braintree Electric Forecourt®, adjacent to Great Notley, just off the A131, enables 36 electric vehicles to be charged simultaneously, with high power chargers that can deliver up to 350 kW of charging power, enabling people to add 200 miles of range in 20 minutes, and much faster in the future as electric vehicle battery technologies mature. Who would of thought that a little town in Essex could be helping to shape the automotive landscape of the UK