Gridserve has announced that the UK’s first Electric Forecourt near Braintree, Essex, is open for business. The site is the first of over 100 Electric Forecourts® being built by Gridserve over the next five years. The company’s £1bn UK-wide programme aims to make EV driving “an enjoyable, ultra-convenient and stress-free experience”.
Part of the electric car appeal, alongside the obvious eco credentials, the purchase grants, and the tax breaks, is the apparent low cost of electricity compared with highly taxed fossil fuels. If diesel was taxed at the same rate as on-road charging electricity, it would cost around one third of what it actually costs now! […]