UK retail parks eyed for EV charge hub expansion

Osprey Charging has announced a £75 million rollout of 150 high-powered electric vehicle charging hubs across the UK over the next four years.

Each hub will be located near food and drink amenities, allowing drivers to make use of the facilities while they charge their car.

Every hub will host up to 12 rapid chargers with a max power of 150-175kW, totalling 1,500 chargers nationwide.

The hubs will be located on retail parks, A-roads, motorways, and will be capable of adding 100 miles of range in as little as 10 minutes, supporting motorists convenient on-the-go-charging while they make use on on-site retail facilities.

Osprey’s first hub is due to open in Wolverhampton next month, with a further ten hubs under construction this year.

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “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 rollout 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.

“Our rollout of hubs across the country’s major transport routes will ensure drivers are supported with convenient, reliable, on-the-go charging, delivering the best possible consumer experience for UK motorists.”

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