Works starts on electric vehicle charging station at Markham Vale

Electric car charging point

GRIDSERVE has recently initiated the construction of its fifth Electric Forecourt®, designed to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The Markham Vale Electric Forecourt® will feature the capacity to charge up to 30 electric vehicles, equipped with high-power chargers capable of delivering up to 360kW.

Beyond its primary function as a charging station, the Electric Forecourt® will provide a range of amenities, including a waiting lounge with complimentary superfast WiFi, convenience retail outlets, a children’s play area, and an educational space dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of electric vehicles.

Rebecca Trebble, chief customer experience officer, said: “We are happy to keep the momentum going with our award-winning Electric Forecourts® following the successful opening of London Gatwick Electric Forecourt®. We have found with our Electric Forecourt® sites serve as an excellent hub for the local community and can help with the uptake of electric vehicles. Electric Forecourts® offer the best charging and retail experience available and we can’t wait to welcome new and returning customers to the Markham Vale Electric Forecourt®.”

Councillor Tony King, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Clean Growth and Regeneration, said: “GRIDSERVE’s new Electric Forecourt® will be a great addition to Markham Vale right next to the M1 motorway. It will help to give motorists the confidence to make the switch to an electric vehicle and move us closer to our target of getting hundreds more public facing electric vehicle charge points in place throughout the county.

“Decarbonising transport is one of our top priorities as part of our climate change strategy which aims to reduce emissions generated by the county council to net zero by 2032 or sooner and help the rest of Derbyshire reduce carbon emissions generated within the county to net zero by 2050 or sooner.”