Moto Wetherby Gridserve

Twelve new high-power EV chargers have been installed at Moto’s Wetherby services on the A1(M) as the roll-out of its initiative with Gridserve continues.

This year Moto and Gridserve have added 65 high-power chargers across eight new hubs in Rugby, Swansea, Exeter, Thurrock, Burton-in-Kendal, Heston West and Severn View.

Initially, 12 350kW-capable chargers have been launched at Wetherby, with capacity to expand when future demand requires.

All the Gridserve Electric Super Hubs at Moto locations have been designed to feature both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, accept contactless payments and provide at least one extra-wide accessible charging bay for every six EV charging spaces. Real-time status updates are shared with many the most popular EV charging maps, including Zap-Map.

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. We are delighted to continue our roll-out of the high-power charging hubs and we will be opening more at all of our motorway service areas across the country in the coming 12 months.”

Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve, said: “We are committed to building an awesome UK-wide charging network, enabling anyone, anywhere, in any type of EV to take on any journey and have a great customer experience, and with the opening of Moto Wetherby, we are able to deliver more people in the North of England this experience. The Electric Super Hubs helps provide EV drivers the confidence they need to undertake any journey, irrespective of what electric vehicle they drive, and charge quickly, reliably and affordably. As the seventh Electric Super Hub launched so far this year, this further demonstrates our commitment to the partnership with Moto and we will continue to deliver many more High Power Electric Super Hubs throughout the year. This is the sort of action that is necessary to move the needle on climate change, and it’s great to see how the passion and the pace of development within Gridserve is delivering such a positive impact.”