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Osprey Charging has made efforts to increase access to public charging infrastructure in Bedfordshire with a new hub of eight high-powered EV chargers installed at the Brewpoint brewery.
Access to charging is one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption and the hub is expected to encourage EV uptake in the area, bolstering the UK’s national charging infrastructure as well as improving local air quality, reducing noise pollution and supporting local decarbonisation efforts.
The new ultra-rapid charge points can each deliver up to 300kW and are managed with load balancing technology, to help optimise grid connections and allow power to be distributed based on vehicle demand. This aims to maximise charge speeds, improve wait times, and increase charge point availability.
The 300kW chargers are reportedly compatible with every EV on the market today, supposedly adding 100 miles of range in 15-20 minutes.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said:
“The electric transition is well underway and we’re here to provide a reliable and rapid public charging service for drivers, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands.”
As EV uptake increases across the country ahead of the 2035 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles, more residents will look for EV charging as standard. Osprey has responded to this predicted trend by funding this installation, operation and oversees maintenance of the chargers which are all supplied with renewable energy.
The new chargers are intended for easy-use and are designed with simple contactless payment options for drivers, Osprey App and RFID card payments as well as payments through all major third-party payment methods including fleet cards.