- Edge Lane in Liverpool has been selected as a potential location for a Gridserve Electric Forecourt.
- The development proposal includes 24+ charging bays for all types of electric vehicles (EVs) to be supplied by net-zero energy.
- Based in a prominent location, this gateway development is designed to welcome visitors to Liverpool and support its residents with a community-led design.
- A project information page has been created to provide details and a feedback opportunity for Liverpool residents.
A new planning proposal application has been submitted to Liverpool City Council by sustainable energy business Gridserve, to build another of its Electric Forecourt sites, this time in Liverpool.
The company says the Liverpool Electric Forecourt, proposed for Edge Lane, would be a timely addition to the city, more than doubling the number of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the area to meet Liverpool’s growing sustainable public charging needs.
The proposed site would be the first dedicated EV charging facility of its kind in the area, with 24+ vehicle chargers supplied by renewable energy and connectors to serve all EV drivers. By combining sustainable charging with a welcoming and educational space for all customers, this development could become a significant carbon saving community asset.
Gridserve says its existing Electric Forecourt sites in Essex and Norfolk have ”aptly demonstrated the potential of these developments to be more than just EV charging destinations”. Within the first year of business at the first Gridserve Electric Forecourt, it claims that EV registrations in the surrounding area doubled, far surpassing national increases and accelerating the transition to low-carbon transportation.
The company hopes to do the same for the Liverpool area, which has comparatively low rates of EV adoption compared with other regions in the UK and, includes a significant number of households without access to off-street parking and the possibility for home charging.
The proposed site for the new Electric Forecourt is located on the A5047 Edge Lane, within the Liverpool Innovation Park. The plans feature a ‘world class’ customer charging experience with 24 high-power chargers, providing up to 350kW, and six AC chargers providing up to 22kW.
The development is designed to make a significant contribution to local sustainable infrastructure, aid air quality initiatives and support the local economy with the creation of 25+ full-time equivalent employment opportunities through the design, engineering, construction, and operation phases.
Gridserve describes Liverpool as being one of several cities with a 2030 net-zero carbon action plan proposing vehicle electrification and charging infrastructure as key solutions. The Liverpool Climate Challenge report states that cleaner, greener transport routes will not only cut carbon emissions but provide employment opportunities and reduce air pollution levels to improve peoples’ health and well-being. Gridserve says it ”supports this initiative and is excited to potentially assist Liverpool in achieving their transport decarbonisation goals”.
People are encouraged to visit the information site at www.gridserve.com/liverpool/ to examine the site plans in more detail and leave feedback.