The scheme aims to encourage the use of EVs. Credit: via Gridserve

Gridserve plots Liverpool EV charging station

A consultation has been launched for a 24-point electric vehicle charging facility off Edge Lane.

Located within Liverpool Innovation Park, the one-acre site is currently a car park. Gridserve’s plans call for a minimum of 24 charging points available for simultaneous use on the site.

Key features of the forecourt include an airport-style waiting lounge for customers, accessible toilets and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

The energy for the EV units will come from the company’s solar and battery farms across the country.

Gridserve hopes this project will encourage more people to consider buying an electric car – especially in Liverpool, where the company says there are “comparatively low rates of EV adoption”.

Another potential station in the region, located in Bromborough, received planning permission in February.

Gridserve said the project “would make a significant contribution to local sustainable infrastructure, aid air quality initiatives and support the local economy with the creation of 25-plus full-time equivalent employment opportunities through the design, engineering, construction, and operation phases.”

The company also hopes its proposed forecourt would help Liverpool reach its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 by encouraging more drivers to move away from fossil fuels.

You can access the consultation site at gridserve.com/liverpool.

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Great to see, hopefully one could come to Preston soon. Need more of these.

By Katie

Research from multi sources such as Volvo show that Ev have to travels between 40-50k Miles before they become “greener” than their equivalent petrol models!

By Stuart wood

@ Stuart Wood – given that most cars nowadays are capable of doing 150k miles, then this is surely a good thing?

By Red Rose

@Stuart Wood makes a good point. Indeed, Volvo’s report also noted that electric vehicles require 70 per cent more carbon to produce than petrol versions and that, because of the way electricity is produced in the UK, they need to travel 68,300 miles before they reach ‘break even’ with the impact of an internal combustion engine.

More widely, for the Merseyside economy to be ‘net carbon zero’ within seven and a half years would require a level, pace and performance of technical innovation wholly out of reach thus far. More likely, this fantasy for band-wagon jumpers would lead to the complete economic ruination of the conurbation.

By Sceptical

I realised that too much of the ‘Greening’ agenda sadly is based on hokum when I witnessed the burying in Landfill of hundreds of huge wind turbine blades that can’t be recycled.

By Anonymous

A smelly old diesel takes 0 carbon to produce, as its already embedded. However, the particulates are an issue – a bigger issue, indeed, than carbon. Ruinous bandwagon indeed – Liverpool City Region’s “Metro” Mayor doesn’t have a clue on the economics (or science) behind his 2040 NZ policy.

By Buy used

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