Rapid charging network Electric Highway expands into London

Rapid charging network Electric Highway expands into London

The Electric Highway has seen an increasing number of charge points being installed up and down the country with the increased demand being put on public charge points to be more widely available. This move will be expanding into London next year with 30 charge points set to be installed on petrol station forecourts.

The Ecotricity pumps will be installed on Motor Fuel Group’s (MFG) Shell, BP and Texaco branded service stations in the first half of 2018.

Jeremy Clarke, MFG’s chief operating officer, said: “We are delighted to be extending our fuel offer to customers.

“The growth of the electric and hybrid vehicle market is an important part of the fuel mix going forward. MFG is determined to be at the forefront of this technology, satisfying this growing demand.”

The Electric Highway has powered almost eight million miles so far this year, providing almost 1,300 MWh of electricity for drivers.

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity and Electric Highway, said: “We began building the Electric Highway when there were almost no electric vehicles on the road, but we wanted to kickstart the revolution.

“Now there are around 40 models to choose from, falling prices and a growing number of drivers.

“Having established the network on motorways where it was needed most, we are now moving into the major towns and cities on petrol station forecourts.

“The day is coming where charging an electric vehicle will be no different to what we’ve come to expect – just popping to a forecourt to refuel.”

The network was launched by Ecotricity in 2011 and has now powered almost 50 million miles of emission-free electric driving, all supplied by energy from the wind and the sun.

Keep up to date with Ecotricity’s latest developments on their website here.