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New high-capacity chargers will be installed in 50 locations, meaning bad credit car leasing will inevitably see more and more electric vehicles.

The National Grid in the UK has decided to install a network of around 50 charging stations for electric vehicles across the UK. The charging stations will have a charging capacity of up to 350 kW in England and Wales, and will see a similar network being installed in Scotland as well which will greatly effect bad credit car leasing in electric cars. According to the Financial Times, the National Grid has researched about the placement of charging stations. This research indicated that, if placed strategically on the UK motorways, the charging stations will be available to 90% of motorists, including bad credit car leasing drivers within 50 miles.

Bad credit car leasing customers tend to be hesitant in leasing electric vehicles primarily due to the lack of charging stations. This solution by the National Grid has offered a realistic solution to the problem.

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The 350kW chargers could result in EVs being charged in as little as five minutes, depending on battery size. They could also match the demands of hungrier EVs that are on their way shortly; these can only achieve their headline-grabbing recharging times with higher-capacity chargers than those currently installed in the UK. 50 individual chargers are planned for each charging station, meaning 100 chargers when considering both directions of travel.

The chargers would be wired directly into the high-voltage electricity transmission network itself, rather than local grids, dispelling concerns of higher-capacity EV chargers leading to power shortages in more under-strain areas. There are no plans for the National Grid to run the chargers, so the price to charge at one of the points will be decided by the eventual owners of each station. It’ll cost between £500 million-£1 billion to install the network at current prices, however this is likely to come down as technology advances, said the Grid spokesman.

Chargemaster is currently working on the implementation of 150kW chargers for the UK, although these aren’t due until next year. As the Government ramps up plans to make EVs the go-to choice amid air quality and European Union CO2 targets, EV charge points will soon become mandatory at all large petrol stations and motorway services.

Author: Jimi Beckwith

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