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Gridserve and Hampshire-based Dootrix collaborate on mobile app for next generation EV charging

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3 July 2024
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Buckinghamshire-based EV charging company, GRIDSERVE, which is rolling out electric forecourts and electric charging super hubs powered by renewable energy, has launched its first dedicated mobile app for EV motorists. 

Produced with Hampshire-based tech company Dootrix, the GRIDSERVE app allows drivers to find their EV charging points, manage payment information, view payment history and view real-time charging information, including estimated time left to charge. 

The new app has been designed and produced by GRIDSERVE, with the help of Dootrix, to meet the needs of motorists across more than 190 locations on the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, including the award-winning Electric Forecourts®, Electric Super Hubs at motorway service areas and Electric Retail Hubs at locations such as Dobbies. The move is expected to further help give drivers the confidence to go electric and speed up EV adoption in the UK. 

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Rob Borley, CEO at Dootrix, which has been working with GRIDSERVE on selected projects since 2019 helping to build some of its technology solutions, said: “This technology creates the roadmap for continued advancements."

A novel feature of the new mobile app is the visualisation of the variation in the speed at which the EV is charging during a session, known as the charging curve, giving drivers additional insight into their charging experience.  

Rob added: “This is made possible by a very strong technical connection to the chargers themselves; real-time data from the chargers enables the app to build charging curves of the number of kilowatts that are being delivered to the vehicle throughout the charging session.”

Rebecca Trebble, GRIDSERVE's Chief Customer Experience Officer, said: “We are thrilled to be launching the GRIDSERVE app. 200,000 charging sessions are recorded on the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway every month and the new app will make those charging sessions even easier."

GRIDSERVE currently has more than 1,400 charging bays.


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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