Plans for the development of a Gridserve Sustainable Energy Ltd electric service station have been approved. The station is set to be built near the M1 in Derbyshire.
As orginally reported by BBC News, the station is said to be complete with 30 charging points, shops and a café. The facility will include 22 high-powered charging units, five lower-powered units and three high-powered HGV charging points, relieving charging anxieties on long journeys. The scheme was approved by Chesterfield Borough Council on Tuesday, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
“The development proposes a two storey structure with ancillary uses at first floor and parking with charging facilities at ground floor” a report to the council’s planning committee said. “The first floor incorporates a customer lounge, including a coffee shop, retail space, toilets, seating areas and workspace.”
The station will be complete with solar roof panels designed to reduce the electricity demand and the incorperation of green spaces to promote wildlife. Gridserve said the opening of the service station is expected to create nine full time jobs. The company also plans to run electric vehicle test drive days from the service station, and host educational events.