National Highways is supporting EV drivers across the England thanks to a multi-million-pound investment into new high-powered charging infrastructure. The government-owned organisation has awarded the £8m Energy Storage Systems – essentially giant battery packs – contract to Ameresco, who will upgrade seven motorway service areas where the grid supply is not enough for high-powered charging infrastructure.
The Energy Storage Systems support high-powered chargers with the aim that all motorway service areas will have at least six high-powered, open access chargepoints by the end of 2023. “We are working differently and innovating to support the switch to zero emission journeys,” said Malcolm Wilkinson, Head of Energy for National Highways. “While we have limited control over the number of petrol and diesel cars on the network, by supporting the expansion of the high-powered chargepoints network, we hope to increase EV drivers’ confidence for all types of journeys, both long and short.
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