New electric bike display from Raleigh unveiled at GRIDSERVE Norwich Electric Forecourt®

  • Iconic British bicycle brand, Raleigh, launch educational bike display with Smilebikes
  • Demonstrations will be available during events
  • Display joins existing electric car displays showing breadth of sustainable travel
July 19, 2023

GRIDSERVE’s Electric Forecourt® in Norwich has welcomed a brand new display to showcase the vast choice of sustainable mobility. Smilebikes, a specialist electric bike shop in Norfolk, and Raleigh, the iconic British bicycle brand, have opened an educational bike display on the first floor of the forecourt.

The new display further strengthens the full electric experience at the Electric Forecourt®, with the location being a one-stop-shop for a variety of sustainable mobility choices. Along with the Smilebikes and Raleigh display, there is a consist carousel of the latest electric cars to test drive.

Paul Brant, GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourt® Director, said: “We are thrilled to work with Raleigh and Smilebikes on the new educational bike display. This new partnership adds to an already comprehensive EV experience at the Electric Forecourt®, where visitors can learn about a more sustainable future, test drive electric vehicles or ride an e-bike. Since opening in April 2022, Norfolk has seen an uptake in EV registrations, growing by almost 50% – ahead of the UK average. We hope to see the same uptake with two wheels now as well. We look forward to helping more people make the switch to electric.”

Tim Gregory, owner of Smilebikes, said: “The whole team at Smilebikes are incredibly proud of the new partnership between Smilebikes, our longstanding suppliers at Raleigh UK and GRIDSERVE. With electric vehicles now taking their rightful place as the future of transport, we believe that a central hub for EVs, both two wheeled and four, is a great way of showing off and demonstrating this new and sustainable technology, which will enrich all our lives and the planet as a whole.”

Norwich Electric Forecourt® – located at Broadland Gate Business Park in Postwick, NR13 5HB, adjacent to the A47 – hosts 22x High Power chargers with up to 350kW of power, eight Tesla Superchargers and six Low Power AC chargers to cater for every type of EV.

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GRIDSERVE is a tech-enabled sustainable energy business whose purpose is to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change. It has pioneered a Sun-to-Wheel ecosystem that includes the most advanced hybrid solar + battery farms, award-winning electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and a customer-centric electric vehicle leasing platform.