Tesla unveils plans for Gordano Services

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 August 2018

Cars could be charged at the station.

Cars could be charged at the station.

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A world-leading environmentally-friendly car manufacturer has plans to install vehicle charging facilities at Gordano Services.

Tesla Motors, the electric car brand created by South African billionaire Elon Musk, has applied to North Somerset Council for planning permission to install 12 car parking bays with electric charging facilities at the services at Junction 19 on the M5.

Nineteen standard car parking spaces will also be created if the plans are approved.

The service station is owned and operated by Welcome Break, with hundreds of motorists visiting every day.

The application comes after the council last month approved plans to create a rapid charging hub at Parish Wharf in Portishead, as the foundations are laid for a decreasing reliance on petrol and diesel cars.

The plans will be reviewed by council officers in the coming weeks before a decision on planning permission is made.

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