New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

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New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by ChrisMc » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:28 pm

New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Could be good news for those of us travelling up and down the M6, let's hope the chargers are not being provided by Ecotricity ;)


A new service station opening soon on the M6 has been praised by local Rugby's MP for delivering 24 electric vehicle charging points at launch.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey visited the site near Churchover, which is approaching completion and aims to be open early in 2021.

The motorway service area is being operated by Moto, and will host businesses including an M&S Simply Food, a Costa Coffee and a Greggs, alongside toilets and overnight facilities for HGV drivers.

When open, the station will create 215 full-time jobs.

At the site Mr Pawsey met with Alexandra Purcarea, site operations manager, and Wendy Corcoran-Smith, project manager.

At the site Mr Pawsey met with Alexandra Purcarea, site operations manager, and Wendy Corcoran-Smith, project manager.

"The site is now nearing completion and will provide a great new resource for those travelling on the M6.

"The site is also particularly good for encouraging the use of electric vehicles thanks to the installation of 24 EV charging points and its positioning nearly half way between London and Manchester.

"I was also very impressed at the way in which the site has been developed to retain green spaces and has newly planted trees within the cark park and outside the retail area.

“This new site will also be welcome for both HGV drivers and local residents in the north of Rugby, as it will provide a dedicated truck stop.

"This will mean that there will be a dedicated overnight resting place on the M1, providing an alternative to HGV’s stopping on residential roads or industrial estates near the motorway.

"I know this has been an issue of concern to local residents in recent years and I hope that the new service station will address these concerns.”

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Re: New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by Zigway » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:39 pm

This tweet from Dale Vince relates, it consists of 12 350kW Ecotricity chargers: https://twitter.com/DaleVince/status/13 ... 83104?s=20
At least there's a good chance these will be modern and reliable?
I believe the remaining 12 are Tesla superchargers from what I read on a different forum.

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Re: New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by Abu Dhabi Dude » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:01 am

Zigway is correct. It’s a combination of Ecotricity chargers (new high powered Tritium units) and Tesla superchargers.

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Re: New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:28 am

Zigway wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:39 pm
This tweet from Dale Vince relates, it consists of 12 350kW Ecotricity chargers: https://twitter.com/DaleVince/status/13 ... 83104?s=20
At least there's a good chance these will be modern and reliable?
I believe the remaining 12 are Tesla superchargers from what I read on a different forum.
Noticed Vince never answered this tweet: "What about improving the reliability of your current units up and down the country"
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Re: New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:28 am

Abu Dhabi Dude wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:01 am
Zigway is correct. It’s a combination of Ecotricity chargers (new high powered Tritium units) and Tesla superchargers.
Lets hope they are more reliable than what they offer now then.
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Re: New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by Abu Dhabi Dude » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:30 pm

ChrisMc wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:28 am

Lets hope they are more reliable than what they offer now then.
Well they’re brand new, so we should at least get a year out of them! :lol:

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Re: New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:54 pm

Abu Dhabi Dude wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:30 pm
ChrisMc wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:28 am

Lets hope they are more reliable than what they offer now then.
Well they’re brand new, so we should at least get a year out of them! :lol:
:lol: hope so! :D
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Re: New service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

Post by Paulsouthport » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:00 am

Interesting, lets hope they are the same price as existing pumps and not doing an Ionity
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