ABB’s ultrafast DC and fast DC EV chargers will support the new Gridserve Electric Highway charging network across the UK.
According to the partnership, this installation will help to drive the adoption of EVs by making charging easier and more accessible. Gridserves’s Electric Highway is designed to provide coverage for 85% of the UK’s motorway network, plus towns and cities across the country.
This multi-million-pound investment will be supported by ABB’s ultrafast DC 350 kW chargers at 50 of the new electric charging hubs, with each site having between six and 12 charging units. A further 300 fast DC 60 kW chargers will assist to upgrade 150 existing sites that Gridserve has acquired from Ecotricity.
Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve, said: “Gridserve’s purpose is to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change.
“We’ve chosen to use ABB EV chargers as they have the technology and capability to help deliver our ambitious plans for the Gridserve Electric Highway network, and provide the best possible charging experience for EV drivers.”
This latest project builds on ABB’s experience of delivering EV chargers for Gridserve’s inaugural Electric Forecourt in Braintree, Essex.
Frank Muehlon, president of ABB’s e-mobility division, added: “Gridserve’s choice of ABB for its Electric Highway is a notable endorsement of our leadership in e-mobility, our strong relationship and shared desire to revolutionise EV charging in the UK.”