As they silently glide on to the forecourt at Great Notley, it is hoped that drivers arriving at the UK’s first dedicated filling station for electric cars will breathe a deep sigh of relief. The station near Braintree, Essex, will open next month as part of a £1 billion project for 100 sites over the next five years. It has 24 charging points that can give 200 miles of battery range in 20 minutes of charge for the latest electric vehicle models. That waiting time is expected to come down significantly as battery technology advances. Gridserve, the green energy company behind the project, hopes that its service stations will end the range anxiety that many electric vehicle owners often feel about finding a charging point on a journey. It has yet to reveal the pricing of its chargers, however, but Gridserve has promised it will be “competitive”.
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