A new electric vehicle charging site has opened on the A27.

Ionity's new station, which is also home to a Starbucks coffee shop, is for all types of electric vehicles.

There are currently six 350kw high-power charging stations on the site with plans to expand this to 12 later.

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The site was once home to the Newmarket Inn.

It has been modernised to accommodate the EV charging stations and the new Starbucks, run by Cobra Coffee.

The charging station is close to the South Downs National Park and Lewes town centre.

Andreas Atkins, Ionity's country manager for the UK and Ireland, said: "Within the UK there are spots that are in desperate need of charging sites that enable long distance travel with an EV and Brighton is one of them.

"Partnering with Cobra Coffee to bring a Starbucks alongside EV charging abilities is just one step in the right direction for our aspirations for the area.

"We are looking forward to building on this partnership and providing the whole of the UK with sufficient charging abilities that are convenient and speedy."

Mark Smith, CEO of Cobra Coffee, said: "The local area is often described as a charging desert and we are delighted to play our part in decarbonising travel for those living in, visiting or travelling across the national park.

"Ionity was a natural partner for us as the two businesses have a shared ambition to act now on climate change.

"This means we have been able to bring easy to use charging that is 100 per cent renewable, fast and reliable."