27 Jul '11, 12am

Big news today: Service station charge points offer Welcome Break from range anxiety

Motorway service stations are throwing aside their less than glamorous reputation to play host to the world's first national recharging network for electric cars. FURTHER READING Wireless charging races off the grid with motorsport deal Government predicts EV sales to pick up next year A charge point comes online today at South Mimms services in Hertfordshire, and will be followed by so-called top-up zones at 11 more Welcome Break motorway services by September. Within 18 months, the network will have expanded to encompass all 27 of the company's locations, running from the EuroTunnel services in Kent to Abington in Scotland. Registered users will be able to refuel their electric car for free at the stations, which are fitted with a standard charge point. This will allow drivers to charge overnight while staying at adjoining hotels. The stations will also have a rapid char...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2096974/service-stat...

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