The UK’s first electric vehicle (EV) dynamic charging hub featuring breakthrough technology has opened in the city of Wolverhampton. The site is the first of over 150 charging hubs being delivered across the UK by charging network Osprey Charging.
£75 million programme which will see a total of 1,500 175KW rapid EV chargers installed across 150 UK sites over the next four years.
The new charging hub is the first site in the UK deploy a new technology developed by Finland’s’ Kempower, which enables locations to host multiple high-powered chargers on a single site.
Kempower’s chargers allow power to be distributed based on demand, which varies significantly between individual vehicles due to the maximum charging rate of each model and its battery percentage at the point of charge.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, says: “The opening of our high-powered charging hub in Wolverhampton – the first of 10 in construction this year – once again puts the region at the leading edge of innovation, marking a step-change in the UK’s EV infrastructure as we accelerate towards mass adoption of EVs. The site, which deploys multiple high-powered chargers, will provide a blueprint for hundreds more right across the UK, meaning no waiting times for drivers and an overall outstanding customer experience.”
He adds: “Whether it’s gigafactories, EV manufacturing or Clean Air Zones, The West Midlands is leading the way on low carbon transport, cementing its role at the heart of the UK’s green industrial revolution.”
Every Osprey charging point is powered by 100% renewable electricity.
In 2019, Osprey installed London’s first rapid charging hub in partnership with Transport for London (TfL)