GRIDSERVE is launching the GRIDSERVE Partner Network to deploy its EV charging infrastructure and share its expertise with partners globally.
The plan is to open up the British company’s ‘Sun-To-Wheel Ecosystem’ – which refers to its hybrid solar and battery farms, EV charging infrastructure and EV solutions – to like-minded partners.
Its network gives partners the opportunity to invest or co-invest alongside GRIDSERVE to establish their own EV charging networks in partnership with the British company.
Despite GRIDSERVE’s ‘extraordinary pace’ in delivering its vision in the UK, a truly global rollout of EV infrastructure is the only way to decarbonise transport in the timeframes required to limit the worst effects of climate change.
Toddington Harper, founder and chief executive of GRIDSERVE, said: “Everything we have achieved in the UK has required us to overcome massive complexities and challenges – experience we’ve spent years developing. It’s now time to share those learnings with partners across the world and accelerate the shift to net zero transport. Our Partner Network allows us to do just that, enabling others to capitalise on our market leading EV charging solutions within their own networks and geographies.”
GRIDSERVE is already in talks with international petrol forecourt operators, landowners and investors about sharing its infrastructure.
We reported that in December 2020, the company opened the world’s first Electric Forecourt near Braintree in Essex, which can charge 36 EVs simultaneously with high power chargers that deliver up to 350kW of charging power.
The company plans to build over 100 Forecourts as part of a £1bn investment starting with Norwich, Gatwick, Gateshead, and Uckfield next year.
More than 50 additional Electric Hubs, each featuring 6-12x 350kW chargers, are also being built across the UK in a separate £100m+ rollout. The first of these hubs opened at Rugby Services earlier this year, with several additional sites now also under construction.
In the last 100 days alone, GRIDSERVE has installed new chargers at 100 locations.