Gridserve opens north-east Electric Super Hubs at Moto Washington service areas

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Gridserve has opened two Electric Super Hubs at Moto Washington North and South motorway services on the A1(M) just south of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The hubs each have six 350kW-capable High Power chargers, joining the Griderve Electric Highway network of more than 160 locations.

All Gridserve Electric Hubs feature both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, accept contactless payment and provide real-time status updates to many popular EV charging maps.  The chargers are powered by 100% net zero carbon energy from the company’s hybrid solar+ battery farms.

Since 2021, the Gridserve-Moto partnership has delivered more than 320 EV charging points, with 142 of those being High Power EV charging points across 18 locations. These join Gridserve’s dedicated Electric Forecourts in Norwich and Braintree, with a third due to open at Gatwick Airport in 2023. 

Gridserve CEO Toddington Harper said: “As the demand for electric vehicles and charging increases, it is vital we continue this pace to roll out the installation of High Power chargers to support EV drivers and those making the switch to electric. We look forward to continuing our expansion and installing hundreds more High Power chargers across the network.”

Moto Chief Executive, Ken McMeikan said: “As the largest UK Motorway Services Operator, we are continuing our mission to transform the UK’s rest stop experience and reducing range anxiety by revolutionising the EV charging experience for motorists on motorways is at the heart of our plans.”