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Osprey Charging to invest £75mn on UK EV charging hubs
Osprey Charging has unveiled plans to install over 150 high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across the UK by 2025.
Each hub will host up to 12 rapid chargers with a max charging power of 150–175 kW, totalling 1,500 units nationwide, capable of adding 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. The hubs will be located on strategic A-roads and adjacent to motorways to encourage motorists to switch to electric cars ahead of the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars. The first will open in Wolverhampton in October 2020.
The £75mn rollout programme includes new charger optimisation technology to enable locations to host multiple high-power chargers on a single site. According to Osprey, the Kempower technology has the potential to ‘revolutionise EV charging deployment’ by intelligently load balancing to maximise the amount of charge that each vehicle receives. The technology will complement the Tritium charging hardware also being deployed on the new sites.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, says: ‘The EV market is booming, with sales up over 117% year-on-year and EV adoption continuing to grow exponentially. In less than nine years’ time, buying a new petrol or diesel car will be impossible, so it’s crucial that public charging infrastructure stays ahead of the curve. Through this roll-out we will make charging anxiety a thing of the past. High-powered, multi-charger hubs will herald a new era of public EV charging – enabling mass EV adoption and a clean transport revolution.’
Photo: Osprey Charging