Electric car charging network starts

Ecotricity and Welcome Break have launched the first of a planned 27 electric car charging points in motorway services. The charging point, at South Mimms services, may not sound like a major leap forward but it will mean that electric car drivers finally have a way of moving their vehicles further than a single charge or a tow truck allows.

The charging points can charge at either 13A or 32A. A full charge at 13A is likely to require an overnight stay but charging at 32A takes a more reasonable 2 hours.