Chargepoint rapid installations

ChargePoint Services is claiming to be the first company to install more than 20 electric vehicle rapid chargers in new UK locations in a single month. During October, 21 rapid chargers were added to MFG’s GeniePoint Network, as ChargePoint works towards its target of 150 50kW+ charger locations by early 2019.

Jos Richardson gets green light

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has won planning consent for a major redevelopment of its Esso-branded Middleton Service Station, north-west of Pickering town centre, in North Yorkshire. The scheme is intended to modernise the site to ensure its long-term future and to improve its efficiency.

ATM ripped from wall

Detectives are investigating after thieves ripped a cash machine out of a wall at a forecourt in Chalfont St Peter. A vehicle had been used to smash into an external wall and a yellow JCB was found a short distance away. An ATM, which had been damaged from being run over, and a grey Renault Master van were also recovered.

Supercharging hub

Planning permission has been granted for a £25m battery and electric vehicle (EV) supercharging hub in Norwich. Pivot Power has been given the go-ahead for the 50 megawatt battery, with the hub scheduled to open in April 2020. The site is the third hub announced by the company, which unveiled plans in May to build a £1.6bn network across Britain. It said it would develop the world’s largest network of rapid charging stations with 45 large-scale battery and EV charging sites within the next five years.

Co-op gets bigger car park

Central England Co-op has carried out a £67,000 revamp of one of its petrol filling stations in Huddersfield, in response to customer feedback. Work at the site, in Lane Head Road, Shepley, has included the creation of 14 extra parking spaces following the removal of a car wash. The decision to extend the car park came in response to customers asking for a bigger area to park when they stop for fuel or to do their shopping.