UK company to invest £ 75million in charging centers across the country
A UK-based charging company will invest £ 75million in the country’s electric charging infrastructure by opening 150 charging centers over the next four years.
Osprey Charging aims to install a total of 1,500 chargers nationwide. The units will charge at a rate of 150-175 kW and will be positioned alongside A-roads and highways.
The company says each hub will use Kempower technology for the first time in the UK, allowing better distribution of power when chargers are in demand. The chargers are also 74% smaller than usual, increasing accessibility.
The technology is supposed to optimize load balancing, which means that more fast chargers can be installed per site with a higher average charge speed.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “The electric vehicle market is booming, with sales increasing over 117% year over year and the adoption of electric vehicles continues to grow exponentially. In less than nine years, purchasing a new gasoline or diesel car will be impossible, so keeping the public charging infrastructure one step ahead is crucial.
Osprey hopes the charging centers will help “make charging anxiety a thing of the past” among potential EV drivers, foster growth in the number of EV owners, and “herald a new era of public charging. VE ”.
“Our deployment of hubs on the country’s main transport routes will ensure drivers have convenient, reliable and on-the-go charging, providing the best possible customer experience for UK motorists,” said Johnston.
Construction of the Osprey charging stations has started at four sites, with the first scheduled to open near Wolverhampton. Construction will begin on 10 hubs before the end of the year, in Banbury (M40), Suffolk (A14), Essex (A127), Glasgow (M8), East Lothian (A1), Wolverhampton, (A4123), Birmingham (M6 ), Croydon (A23), Crewe (A534) and Brackley (A43).
Osprey also says that each fast charger is capable of adding 100 miles of range in 10 minutes, with no membership or subscription required. Charging stations will also be positioned near food and beverage services.
The company’s investment follows announcements earlier this year of plans for other electric vehicle charging centers, such as the Energy Superhub in Oxford, and companies such as BP and Audi hope to introduce their own locations in the future.
“The widespread shift to electric vehicles means we need to rethink the way we manufacture, move and use energy,” said Graeme Cooper, head of future markets at National Grid. “The energy demand for recharging will be significant, so it is crucial that we use the cleanest and cheapest energy in our cars and get the most out of every connection to the grid.