Electric vehicle drivers will soon be able to grab a coffee, ink a business deal and even burn some calories on an exercise bike while they wait for their car to recharge. That is the vision behind a new kind of petrol station set to arrive in the UK this autumn. The first ‘Electric Forecourt’ will open in Essex in November, and its creator Gridserve says it has been designed from the ground up to cater to the needs of electric vehicle drivers. All the electricity charging the cars is renewable, mostly sourced from Gridserve’s own solar farms, and no petrol or diesel will be available to buy on-site.
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Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) will be able to buy a Costa Coffee, pick up a newspaper at WHSmith, and do a quick grocery shop at high end supermarket Booths, all while recharging their car’s battery, at the UK’s first forecourt for electric vehicles. Gridserve, the firm behind the project, said the newly announced partnerships mean drivers will have a “world class customer experience” when they stop in at the aptly-named Electric Forecourt, which is slated to open in Braintree, Essex in November.
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