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As well as the threads discussing the announcement that Gridserve will be replacing all of the legacy Ecotricity/Electric Highway chargers at motorway service areas by Summer/Autumn 2021 (and also gradually installing additional HPC hubs over time) in general, I thought it might be useful to have a dedicated thread to report the upgraded locations when we spot them.

I'll get the ball rolling with the already announced/complete Cherwell Valley location. I guess this thread will be a bit quiet now while it ramps up, but hopefully the location upgrade reports will start rolling in soon!

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Interesting. According to the Electric Highway app, there's only one device at Cherwell Valley and that's Chademo/Type 2 only, no CCS.
Zap-Map has it as also having a Chademo/CCS DC unit there.
No record of the triple-header unit in the photo above.
There used to be Chademo/Type 2 on the left, Chademo/CCS on the right.
 

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Interesting. According to the Electric Highway app, there's only one device at Cherwell Valley and that's Chademo/Type 2 only, no CCS.
Zap-Map has it as also having a Chademo/CCS DC unit there.
No record of the triple-header unit in the photo above.
There used to be Chademo/Type 2 on the left, Chademo/CCS on the right.
Given the recent news, it might take a day or two to update.
Probably also why the charger pictured above is currently unmarked, so as to not spoil the announcement.
I expect it will get an EH (or Gridserve) wrap in the coming week.
 

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Will be an interesting thread. 300 to replace in say 3 to 6 months. So thats 3 to 7 ish a day.(y) Even this first phase will transform my trips to Anglesey (when I get my next car). Hoping the hubs begin in this time as well - happy days.
 

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Will be an interesting thread. 300 to replace in say 3 to 6 months. So thats 3 to 7 ish a day.(y) Even this first phase will transform my trips to Anglesey (when I get my next car). Hoping the hubs begin in this time as well - happy days.
Dale doubled down on Twitter the other days saying ALL will be replaced by summer. Fair play but extremely overdue.

is the pricing changing to match Gridserves?
 

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Remind me. What hapened to Dale's last promise about chargers? I'd be more interested in what Gridserve have to say.

Still we must live in hope!
That's why I put it as Summer/Autumn 2021... Dale said Summer, Toddington said by Autumn.

But I'm not going to get too worked up about which of those it is. If it's August 21 then great, but if it's October 21 then that's still an incredible improvement in a short space of time, compared to what we've all been used to these past few years on the Electric Highway!

Even if only half of them are done by mid-summer post-lockdown road tripping it will be fantastic I think!
 

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Summer starts 3rd week of June. 2 months away roughly.

There isn't even a list of the new Efacec chargers they put in previously. I can only find Derby (Shardlow), Sandbach North and Oxford something as being done. There has to be more. It's impossible to find out. The new ones did start with a 2 on the charger code and the highest is 19 I've found so far which infers there are more than 3.

You'd have thought they would have announced the new chargers and made a fuss but there doesn't seem to be much on them at all. The other operators are announcing new chargers weekly and often daily.
 

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Summer starts 3rd week of June. 2 months away roughly.

There isn't even a list of the new Efacec chargers they put in previously. I can only find Derby (Shardlow), Sandbach North and Oxford something as being done. There has to be more. It's impossible to find out. The new ones did start with a 2 on the charger code and the highest is 19 I've found so far which infers there are more than 3.

You'd have thought they would have announced the new chargers and made a fuss but there doesn't seem to be much on them at all. The other operators are announcing new chargers weekly and often daily.
As well as the ones you mentioned, Birch East (M62) have one. Woodall North (M1) has one. Forest Green Rovers have one. There are a few others too I think I am missing. Durham (A1) was scheduled to get one soon too but I would assume that is no longer a thing following this announcement.
 

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10+ miles and a few more miles off the motorway for plan B. Single (Chademo and Type 2 IIRC) charger at service. This needs replaced with the new multi-car charger ASAP.
 

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10+ miles and a few more miles off the motorway for plan B. Single (Chademo and Type 2 IIRC) charger at service. This needs replaced with the new multi-car charger ASAP.
Yes, many times I've arrived at Leigh Delamere only to find some plug-in-hybrid sipping 3.6kW on the AC and nobody to be seen after 45 minutes into their charge. The e-stop might have somehow got nudged.
 

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You'd have thought they would have announced the new chargers and made a fuss but there doesn't seem to be much on them at all. The other operators are announcing new chargers weekly and often daily.
I guess 'Look guys. One of our 300 chargers is no longer crap, only 299 to go!' isn't quite as easy to shout about as Instavolt opening in a new location.

It would be nice if they had a tracking website somewhere, showing what has been upgraded.
 

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Hmm. So not even 10 have been done. So if gridserve get 10 new chargers in they will have surpassed previous recent records!
 

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Yes, many times I've arrived at Leigh Delamere only to find some plug-in-hybrid sipping 3.6kW on the AC and nobody to be seen after 45 minutes into their charge. The e-stop might have somehow got nudged.
There is an Ionity site just off Junct 17 but it is kin expensive, i guess its only for the rich people.
 

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Interesting. According to the Electric Highway app, there's only one device at Cherwell Valley and that's Chademo/Type 2 only, no CCS.
Zap-Map has it as also having a Chademo/CCS DC unit there.
No record of the triple-header unit in the photo above.
There used to be Chademo/Type 2 on the left, Chademo/CCS on the right.
Updated by Zap Map 3 hours ago, after prompt from a user.
 
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