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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 3rd July. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.
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SATURDAY SPECIAL INTERVEW: GRIDSERVE’S TODDINGTON HARPER
A long time ambition achieved today with the CEO of GRIDSERVE, Toddington Harper, sitting down with me for an in depth chat about the business of public charging.
Many of you, not just in the UK, will be familiar with their debut site the Braintree Electric Forecourt. 36 chargers, including 350kW HPCs, under a solar canopy and with facilities from supermarket to food, meeting rooms and a small workout area.
In April they opened the UK’s largest high power motorway charging site, a development it promises will become ubiquitous as it transforms its network of facilities on the country’s motorways and major roads. 12 x 350kW chargers at MOTO’s new Rugby services
The installation was the first under the Electric Highway’s new partnership with GRIDSERVE, which saw the company take a 25% stake in the Highway – as well as bringing its acclaimed technology and expertise to the network.
Then in early June we haerd the news that GRIDSERVE had aquired the whole of the Electric Highway.
In just six weeks GRIDSERVE has replaced over 80 chargers at over 50 locations with 150+ sites on track to be upgraded by September.
In addition to upgrading the existing chargers, a new programme to deliver more than 50 high-powered ‘Electric Hubs’ with 6-12 x 350kW chargers in each location across the UK motorway network is also announced today.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM
If you could only afford one, would you rather – Solar Panels or battery storage? On one hand, energy generation. But then again, being able to store electricity when it’s cheap and use it later to charge your EV.
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VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST
NATIONALCARCHARGING.COM and ALOHACHARGE.COM
DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL
RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK
DAVID AND LISA ALLEN
BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES
DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE
JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM
ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42
ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS
COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV
DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM
IAN (WATTIE) WATKINS
JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ
JOHN VAN DEVOORT
JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS
LAURENCE D ALLEN
NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS
PETER & DEE ROBERTS FROM OXON EVS
ROB FROM THE RSTHINKS EV CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE
THOMAS J. THIAS
THE PLUGSEEKER’S EV YOUTUBE CHANNEL