GRIDSERVE announced that Basildon Borough Council has brought a bright ray of sunshine to the start of 2023, with its approval of a GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourt in Nevendon. The Nevendon Electric Forecourt is to be located off the A132 (Nevendon Road), north of the A127 Nevendon Flyover and within close proximity to the centre of Basildon, made famous by musical alumni that includes Alison Moyet and Depeche Mode. The approved design will sit on approximately 3.34 acres of greenfield land, which allows scope for the installation of 31 industry leading EV chargers to support electric cars, motorcycles, vans, buses, trucks and other modes of zero emissions transport. As is the GRIDSERVE way, all chargers will be membership free, accept contactless payment and be powered by net zero carbon energy, while on-site battery storage will help to reduce grid dependency. To address some councillor concerns raised during the consultation period, sensitive landscaping and tree planting has been prioritised within the proposal to help facilitate biodiversity. A transport appraisal was also conducted, concluding that most of the trips to the Nevendon Electric Forecourt would be from people already driving on the Nevendon Road – albeit now with the confidence in the local EV charging infrastructure to make the switch to an electric vehicle.