Work has begun on constructing an electric vehicle forecourt on the Knebworth House estate.

With a scheduled opening of late 2024, 34 electric vehicles will be able to charge simultaneously at the GRIDSERVE Stevenage Electric Forecourt, with high power chargers that can deliver up to 360kW.

A spokesperson for GRIDSERVE said: "That means you can add 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes.

"There will be all kinds of connectors for all types of EVs, and they’re equipped with contactless payment.

The Comet: Breaking ground on the Knebworth House estate.Breaking ground on the Knebworth House estate. (Image: GRIDSERVE)


"You’ll be able to enjoy food and drink to recharge yourself, a comfortable waiting lounge with free superfast WiFi, children’s play area and a dedicated EV educational space to increase understanding and awareness around electric vehicles."

The forecourt will also include disabled parking, access ramps, accessible washrooms and lifts to access all areas.