£3.8m electric investment Cobham Services


Cobham Services has upgraded its EV charging station, backed by a £3.8 million green recovery investment from UK Power Networks.

The regional electricity network operator has delivered new electricity infrastructure to power 12 new Ionity ultra-rapid charge points at Extra Motorway Service Area’s Cobham Services located between J9 and J10 of the M25.

It was funded by UK Power Networks’ Green Recovery programme, which is delivering low carbon energy projects across the South East, London and East of England, supporting Government’s ten point plan for the UK’s green industrial revolution.

At Cobham, UK Power Networks has installed 5km of new 33,000-volt cabling as well as new equipment at a substation in Effingham.

Adam Lakey, leading the Green Recovery projects for UK Power Networks, said, “This significant investment in new power infrastructure for the motorway network at Cobham Services will enable more drivers to make the switch to EVs, improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

“We have worked with local communities, Government and Ofgem to invest in electricity infrastructure, promote jobs and economic growth and make tangible progress to connect more electric vehicles to accelerate the country’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.”

Andreas Atkins, Country Manager UK & Ireland at Ionity, said, “Our 350kW ultra-fast Ionity charging points are among the highest-powered facilities available on the UK motorway network.

“We look forward to working closely with Extra over the coming years to provide even more EV drivers with access to convenient, ultra-fast, and emission-free charging, enabling them to continue their journey with ease.”


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