Osprey ramps up deployment of EV rapid charging stations

Osprey ramps up deployment of EV rapid charging stations.

The deployment of rapid EV charging stations by Osprey Charging Network has reached an unprecedented pace, with 142 new live points installed in just 10 weeks this year – the same number as it installed in the whole of 2022.

Another 50 are due to be installed and made live throughout April, with Osprey now the fourth largest Great Britain wide public rapid charging network, with 536 rapid chargers nationwide.

It is expected that the firm, which is committed to providing reliable, easy to use, open-access EV charging for all, will have more than 1,000 EV charging points live by the end of 2023.

Over the next two years, it is also set to invest more than £100m expanding its nationwide public charging network.

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging Network, described the deployment of its national infrastructure of EV charging stations as being “at full speed”, praising the whole team for its tireless work to bring new chargers live at “this unprecedented rate”. 

“Looking ahead, we are set to continue this pace of roll-out and deliver on our business plan of achieving four times as many chargers in 2023 than we did in 2022,” he said.

“Now that we have established a broad network, our focus is to continue to expand, but also provide a high quality of experience for EV drivers all over the country. 

“Over the next two years we will invest over £100m expanding our nationwide public charging network, establishing the much-needed national infrastructure that drivers can trust and rely on. 

“We look forward to working with our partners to help bring this strategy to life, delivering our strong development pipeline of sites with a breadth of landlords, as well as on our own land.”

Osprey is focused on meeting growing charging demand through 4+ charger hubs that maximise availability and speed. 

The network’s load-balancing hubs, first introduced to the UK in 2021, dynamically distribute available power in real time to cars as they need it, which means more charge points can be installed on a smaller grid connection than a traditional set up - and no power is wasted. 

Osprey focuses on ease of use and payment and accessible site design to create a worry-free experience for drivers using the public charging network for the first time, or those with access requirements. 

Its charging stations are open to all drivers and accept all the major EV roaming solutions for fleet and commercial drivers.

The firm’s charging locations are consistently scored highly for safety and accessibility by independent inspection body ChargeSafe and Osprey Charging Network is in the top three UK Chargepoint Network Operators for both personal safety and accessibility.

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