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UK electric vehicle (EV) charging network, Osprey Charging, has announced a partnership to install rapid EV charging across a portfolio of retail parks in the UK. The partnership, with real estate specialists, Ediston, will open up rapid charging to customers visiting retail brands such as Aldi, The Food Warehouse and Costa.

Each of an initial ten sites will host up to six high powered 75kW chargers, capable of adding 100 miles in as little as ten minutes. The first site is a hub located at Haddington Retail Park, in Scotland. 

The charging sites will utilise Tritium 75kW chargers.

Patrick Sherriff, Business Development Director at Osprey Charging, says: “Retail parks are prime locations for EV charging, allowing drivers to top up their EVs while making use of the retail facilities on site. Forward thinking companies like Ediston are ensuring they stay ahead of the curve by ensuring their sites are equipped to meet the needs of the growing market of EV drivers. By ‘grabbing the grid’ and securing vital connections for rapid EV chargers before its competitors, Ediston is positioning its sites as the go-to shopping destinations for EV drivers.”

Graham Lind, Head of Retail Warehouse Asset Management at Ediston, adds: “With EV registrations increasing year-on-year, we’re fast approaching a new era of electric transport. On-site EV charging at retail parks will soon become an essential offering and customers will expect to be able to charge their vehicles wherever they shop and our tenants will expect us to provide the infrastructure which enables them to do so. Osprey has a proven record in delivering reliable, easy to use and rapid chargers and provide the perfect solution to attract the rapidly growing number of EV driving customers to our sites.” 

Osprey The Wharf, Dartford

Osprey plans to rollout 150 high powered EV charging hubs by 2024, as part of a £75 million investment programme.

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