Currently, the Government has committed to all passenger vehicle sales in the UK to be zero emissions by 2050. The accessibility and convenience of vehicle charging, along with ‘recharging anxiety’ is frequently raised by consumers as a constraint to the purchase of these vehicles. 


Highways England is committed to ensuring a comprehensive national network of plug in EV charge points every twenty miles on the Motorway Network. 


MSAs will play a significant role in the provision of EV charge points for electric cars. However, ensuring provision at existing MSAs is only one part of the equation. The location and spacing of MSAs is also critical if a proper network is to be established. 


Where large gaps exist between existing MSAs, as is the case in this area, then the benefits of the new charging facilities will not be fully realised, acting as a drag on the uptake of EVs for longer distance journeys.

Further Information

A significant public safety risk exists on the Western M25

The Public Safety Role of MSAs

Supporting the roll out of zero emissions vehicles - addressing the challenges of recharging anxiety' on the Motorway network

Future Emissions Reduction Measures

Considering any new site holistically, taking account of all aspects of development

Extra's Approach

A matter of urgency if fatigue related accidents are to be reduced

A Significant Public Safety Need

Finding a suitable location.
Extra has undertaken an extensive search of potential

M25, Junction 16-17

Significant social and environmental benefits for the local area

Working with the Local Community

A new MSA located between Junctions 16 and 17 would fill the largest number of safety gaps

Where is the Safety Risk on the M25?

Spatial sketch of Extra's land interest
and the potential footprint of an MSA

M25 West (Warren Farm)

Motorway Service Area

£1.5 million in annual rates; 340 permanent jobs

Economic Benefits