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1,000th Fast-Charge Stations Goes Live in Europe

A new rapid charging point located at the Roadchef Clacket Lane Services in Surrey, England is the 1,000th to go live in Europe. There are 195 such units now in Britain.

Published: 02-Feb-2014

Europe’s 1,000th electric vehicle rapid charging point has gone live at Roadchef Clacket Lane Services in Surrey, with 195 of those forming Ecotricity’s Electric Highway network in the UK.

Installed as a collaboration between Ecotricity and Nissan and Renault UK, the chargers feature AC charging cables compatible with the Renault ZOE and DC cables compatible with the Nissan LEAF’s rapid charge port.

In both cases, the units offer an 80% charge in around 30 minutes. The network has extended along major routes, connecting the south coast of England with Glasgow and Edinburgh, and London with West Wales, via motorway services and city centre IKEA stores.

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