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EV Experience Day

25th March 2023

The GRIDSERVE difference

We're the electric car and charging experts

EV Experience Days are here to sprinkle some joy into your 2023 calendar


Join us on 25 March 2023 and explore the awesome world of electric vehicles at our award-winning EV charging venues.

Whether you’re committed to making the switch to sustainable transport, curious to learn a little more or simply fancy test driving some of the UK’s best-selling models, this is the best way to get a real flavour of life with an electric car.

Attendance is free, with activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Please note that test drive bookings are based on a first come, first serve basis, so book your spot early. We look forward to seeing you soon.


What's on at Braintree Electric Forecourt®
What's on at Norwich Electric Forecourt®

Test drives aren’t just the most important part of the research process, they’re also the most fun.

Our multi-brand experience (with a complete absence of pushy sales people) means you’ll be able to enjoy test drives like never before.

We want to help you find the right car for you, so we’ll let you compare brands with back-to-back test drives and we’ll even be your co-driver if you’re feeling nervous.

Electric car test drives


Kids' Zone

It’s difficult at the best of times trying to find fun things for the younger members of your family to do.

So, come along and grab a hot chocolate and let them enjoy our dedicated Kids' Zone, complete with a treasure hunt, colouring sheets and interactive games.

You can thank us later.


On EV Experience Days, you’ll be our V-VIPs, with our EV Gurus on hand to answer any questions you may have, whether that’s helping you choose the best electric family car, or learning the ropes on charging.

It’s all well and good having a swanky space with fancy solar panels, but it’s our EV Gurus that make the GRIDSERVE difference.

EV experts


Electric mobility

We’re not just passionate about electric cars, but the electrification of transport at every level.

Switching from fossil fuel-powered cars to e-bikes and electric scooters, for example, can be a great way to reduce congestion and improve air quality in urban centres.

Thanks to some great partners at Norwich Electric Forecourt®, you’ll be able to discover the benefits of active travel for yourself.


In addition to our usual food offerings from Costa and M&S Food, our EV Experience Day at Braintree Electric Forecourt® will also host some delicious street food stalls.

The fresh sourdough pizza truck always goes down a treat, or maybe sample something from Mac Street Kitchen or Yum Yum Tree Fudge.

Food trucks


GRIDSERVE’s purpose is to #deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change

EV Experience Day at

Braintree Electric Forecourt®

What's on at

Braintree Electric Forecourt®

Food trucks
Electric Car Test Drives
Kids' Zone
EV Experts

EV Experience Day at

Norwich Electric Forecourt®

What's on at

Norwich Electric Forecourt®

EV Mobility
Electric Car Test Drives
Kids' Zone
EV Experts

Register for EV Experience Day March 2023

Please register your interest below and a member of the GRIDSERVE team will be in touch.

*please note locations are subject to availability


Will this be like visiting a car dealership?

The Electric Forecourt® isn’t just a place to charge electric vehicles en masse or a place to see the latest models.

It’s an alternative working and learning space, a community area and platform for citizen initiatives. There’s also good coffee and calming vibes: natural wood finishes, recycled upholstery, it’s all very hygge.

Anyone can enter and use the facilities; EV Experience Days are no different.

Will I be sold to?

We don’t like pushy sales people either. Rest assured this is a low pressure environment for you to drink coffee, have an informal chat and experience the latest electric vehicles.

Our team of EV Gurus are not sales people; they’re passionate about electric vehicles, for sure, so are focussed on sharing the capabilities and advantages. It’s easy to demonstrate these benefits in our Forecourt settings and when you have access to the latest models.

Is this only for people who are serious about electric cars?

Not at all, we’re happy to talk to people who are simply curious about electric cars. Making the switch may not be something that works for you at this moment, and that’s fine, but come and find the truth for yourself.

Our EV Gurus can help with all kinds of questions, queries, facts and figures. There is no silly question and we’ll attempt to answer as honestly and impartially as we can.

What do I need to bring in order to take a test drive?

You’ll need to have held a full UK driving licence for at least two years and carry no more than six points for traffic offences. The minimum age is 25 years for unaccompanied test drives and 21 years for accompanied.

We use an online automated system called Veriff to match your identity to your driving licence - for full details go to

If you’re feeling nervous about getting behind the wheel of an electric car, one of our team members can happily take you out on a familiarisation drive.

What cars are available for test drive?

Our test drive fleet is constantly changing, based on the best-selling electric models and the most searched for models via GRIDSERVE Car Leasing.

Both Braintree and Norwich Electric Forecourts® have a great selection of the very latest electric cars including Tesla, Polestar & Mercedes-Benz. Check out the full range of car available by following the links below.

Braintree Electric Forecourt® Test Drives

Norwich Electric Forecourt® Test Drives

What will you do if visitors are really keen and want to buy one of your cars?

We’ll be delighted to put them in touch with one of GRIDSERVE’s car leasing consultants. They’ll be best placed to curate the best deal for your needs, depending on your budget, required range and estimated mileage.

We’ve got great relationships with all the major carmakers, so we’ll be able to get you into a new car much quicker than you think.

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