GRIDSERVE has brought together its Electric Forecourts, Electric Hubs and Electric Highway chargers into one network, dubbed the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway. This will consist of over 50 high-powered Electric Hubs, 300 rapid chargers at 150 motorway services and 100+ wholly owned GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourts, the first of which opened in Braintree in Essex in December and others in various stages of development. The launch of the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway comes after the company acquired the Electric Highway from Ecotricity in June, following on from the company taking a 25% stake in the electric vehicle (EV) charging network in March.
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Nissan has unveiled plans for a “gigafactory” battery plant as part of a £1bn investment in its Sunderland plant. Chinese battery maker Envision will provide more than half of the capital for the collaboration. The UK government will get a fillip via jobs for a depressed city. The troubled Japanese carmaker stands to gain most.
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Thousands of new jobs are coming to Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland following the news today that a massive battery plant will be built there to produce batteries for Nissan’s next generation of electronic vehicles (EVs). But although the Government, which has a financial stake in the scheme, today hailed the Nissan “gigafactory” as a “pivotal moment in our electric vehicle revolution”, ministers know it is only the start of the battle to secure the future of the UK’s auto industry. Countries around the world are racing to pivot their car industries from churning out petrol and diesel motors to electric cars. In the UK, the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel engines is adding extra pressure.
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