Britain’s first dedicated service station for electric cars is nearing completion, with retailers including WHSmith, Costa Coffee, Post Office, Booths, and Gourmade signed up to serve EV owners while they charge. The site is due to open near Braintree, Essex, this November.
Called the Electric Forecourt, the Braintree site will be the first of over 100 planned by the company GRIDSERVE in the next five years, as part of a £1bn programme to provide rapid charging. Construction on the first Electric Forecourt on a 2.5 acre site adjacent to Great Notley, just off the A131. This near to the main road between Stansted Airport and Colchester.