Ecotricity's Green Park wind turbine has been operational since 2005, and now has an electric vehicle charging point directly connected to it (Photo : Creative Commons public domain)
Ecotricity's Solar Farm at Fen Farm, Lincolnshire
Each Welcome Break charging post will be situated at the motorway service station entrance
The double-socket EV charging post installed at the Green Park business park in Reading gets its power directly from Ecotricity's wind turbine
Green Energy innovator Ecotricity has unveiled plans to install a national network of electric vehicle charging points powered by renewable energy, one of which is the first in the world to get its power directly from a wind turbine
Ecotricity has unveiled plans to install green-energy-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging points at selected motorway service stations running up the UK's automotive backbone. Aiming to end potential range anxiety and speed up the adoption of EVs in Britain, the national network of charging posts will be rolled out to every Welcome Break service station, as well as other key locations, in the UK by the end of the year. Each charging post will receive its power from the company's wind and solar parks across the country, and one of the first three to go live is directly connected to the resident wind turbine at Reading's Green Park business park - offering electric motorists true zero emission driving.
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