Braintree Electric Forecourt®

EV charging available 24/7
Retail facility open 7:00AM-9:00PM

Braintree Electric Forecourt® EV charging location


Edison Way,
Great Notley
CM77 7AP

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Key features and facilities

  • 12 x High Power chargers
  • 12 x Medium Power chargers
  • 6 x Low Power chargers
  • 6 x Tesla Superchargers
  • Customer service hotline 0333 1234 333
  • Retail open from 7:00AM-9:00PM, 7 days a week
  • Free Wi-Fi, lounge area and three bookable meeting rooms
  • EV gurus and EV test drives
  • 5 star Google Reviews

EV charge points at Braintree

Outside retails hours, you can call our customer service hotline on 0333 1234 333 if you need assistance with charging.

Charge points at this forecourt

13x High Power chargers

These industry-leading chargers can
add 100 miles of range in less than
10 minutes


14 CCS

Power: Up to 360kW

12x Medium Power chargers

Available for those happy to stay a little longer or for those with EVs that can’t charge at the highest power


12 CCS


Power: Up to 90kW

6x Low Power chargers

More charging flexibility as the Type 2 connector can be found on most plug-in electric vehicles


6 Type 2

Power: Up to 22kW

6x Tesla Superchargers

Tesla drivers can plug into the branded Superchargers or still use our High Power chargers



Power: Power: Up to 250kW

How to charge

Test drives at GRIDSERVE

The best way to experience an electric car is to take it for a test drive.

GRIDSERVE is leading the way in electric car leasing and is the only company of its kind to offer independent expert advice from a team of dedicated EV gurus, as well as provide a one-stop shop in which to test drive, lease and charge your electric vehicle.

Visit the Braintree Electric Forecourt® to speak to an EV guru and let us help you find your next dream car.

Book a test drive

Recharge in comfort

We care as much about maximising the quality of your EV charging experience as we do minimising the quantity of your charging time. Our facilities have been designed to be fully accessible and inclusive from the outset.

  • Costa Coffee
  • Electric Vehicle showroom
  • Lounge area with free Wi-Fi
  • Three bookable meeting rooms
  • Washrooms with baby changing facilities
  • Childrens play area
  • Dog walking and picnic area
  • fuelService – Helping disabled drivers recharge their cars
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Frequently asked questions

We are open for EV charging 24/7, 365 days a year. Outside of retail hours, you can call our Customer Service hotline on +44 333 1234 333 if you need assistance with charging.

The Forecourt is open from 7am – 9pm, 7 days a week. Our retail centre includes Costa Coffee, M&S Food, WHSmith and other facilities – a wellness area, electric car leasing showroom, toilets and a kids’ zone. Retail and Post Office opening times can be subject to change during and Christmas and New Year.

The Post Office is open from 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. On Saturday it opens from 9am – 2:30 pm and on Sunday from  9am – 12pm.

You can book one of our private office pods for collaborative work or a quiet space. Prices vary depending on the size of the room, and can be booked for as little as an hour.

There’s no better way to decide on a new car than take it for a test drive, particularly if you’re thinking of switching to an electric car. GRIDSERVE is leading the way in electric car leasing and we offer a one-stop shop to test, lease and charge your next car at our Braintree Electric Forecourt®. You can experience back-to-back test drives for a whole range of new car makes and models. Fancy driving an electric car? Book a Test Drive 

Learning to do more with less

The Braintree Electric Forecourt® is powered exclusively by renewable energy. In fact, every kWh used across the entire GRIDSERVE Electric Highway is replaced with net zero energy. We also have a giant 5MW battery on site that harvests energy during the off-peak to support the energy resilience of the wider network.

We’re losing trees, wild spaces and the creatures that live in them at an alarming rate, so we’ve committed to ensuring a minimum 10% net gain in biodiversity at each of our Electric Forecourt® sites. We’re proud to say life is already flourishing at Braintree, thanks in particular to perennials near the entrance – planted specifically for their benefit to pollinators – and vital water now provided by our attenuation pond, a sustainable drainage system. We’ll continue to do more and measure.

Zero emissions construction may sound like a pipe dream, but we’re already deploying a variety of techniques to support this ambitious journey. Whether that’s using modular construction techniques to minimise wastage, powering generators with vegetable oil or ensuring all working vehicles are electrified, we want to set the standard and inspire the next generation of builders. And even now the building is in use, we’re still thinking of ways to increase its efficiency, from installing green walls that enhance insulation and cooling, to collecting rainwater to flush our toilets.

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