Two more electric vehicle charging points have been opened on Welcome Break’s motorway services network this week.

Ecotricity’s Electric Highway chargepoints were installed at Hopwood Park Services on the M42, and Membury Services (East and West) on the M4.

The developments bring Welcome Break’s number of sites with electric chargepoints to six, following installations at South Mimms Services on the junction of the M1 and M25, Michaelwood Services on the M5 in Gloucestershire, Green Park Business Park on the M4 in Reading, and Oxford Services near Waterstock.

By the end of this month there will be 12 Welcome Break sites with electric ‘top-up zones’ installed by Ecotricity.

Each charging post will be located outside the main entrance, with two sockets that can be accessed by registering for a free swipecard and, within 18 months, all 27 Welcome Break motorway services will have charging points, meaning that electric car drivers (and motorcycle riders) will be able to drive from London to Edinburgh or Exeter completely free and with vastly reduced emissions.