Six high-power 350kW charging points have been installed next to the brand-new Arnold Clark Innovation Centre in Stafford.
IONITY, Europe's leading high-power charging network, have unveiled the chargers, which are open to drivers of all electric vehicle (EV) brands.
In the future, when vehicles are capable of the full 350 kW charging power, customers will have to wait just 10 to 15 minutes to recharge. Plus, the chargers offer the latest in technology, such as Plug & Charge.
Stafford Innovation Centre manager Stewart Gunn has welcomed the launch of the new chargers.
He said: “It’s great to see more high-power charging points being installed in the UK.
“For many drivers thinking about making the switch to electric, they often have questions about the EV charging infrastructure in the UK.
“Here, at the Innovation Centre, we’re always keen to educate our visitors about the topic of EV charging, and can talk them through their options and provide them with any information needed.”
This is IONITY’s 17th location in the UK, with 420 now open across Europe.
Andreas Atkins, IONITY Country Manager UK & Ireland, commented: "Our main focus at IONITY is to relieve the biggest pain points of consumers, which are the lack of infrastructure, speed of charging and accessibility.
“Within the next three years IONITY aims to increase the number of charging stations to over 1,000 along European highways and high demand country roads. These locations will host nearly 7,000 charging points, all providing 100% renewable energy for carbon-neutral driving.
“The six high-power chargers in Stafford are conveniently located just off the M6 to provide customers fast charging on routes up to the NorthWest or down to Birmingham."
The Stafford Innovation Centre, which opened last month, is an educational space dedicated to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and exciting new car technologies.
It follows the successful launch of our first Innovation Centre in Glasgow last year.
If you’re thinking about making the switch to electric, a team of alternative fuel experts, known as ‘innovation geniuses’, are on hand at the Stafford Innovation Centre to answer any of your burning questions.
They can provide clarity on areas such as range anxiety, charging processes, the latest government grants and much more.
For those thinking of switching to alternative fuel vehicles for their company, a business specialist will also be on site to help them make the most informed choice.