EV charging hub opens in Wolverhampton
Osprey Charging has opened a new electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Wolverhampton.
It’s the first of 150 new sites that the company plans to open in across the UK, as part of a £75 million project.
The new hub, which is located adjacent to the A463, includes four high powered chargers capable of adding 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
The hub will serve major transport routes in the West Midlands that see more than 130,000 vehicles pass by daily, and has a Costa Coffee on-site, allowing drivers to relax and make use of their facilities while they charge. EV uptake in the area is expected to skyrocket over the next decade, with a report from Midlands Connect projecting the number of registered EVs in the Midlands – currently at around 45,000 – to reach 1.7 million by 2030 – an increase of over 3,000%.
This huge growth in EV adoption will require a sixfold increase in the number of EV charging points to meet demand, according to Osprey Charging.
The Wolverhampton hub is the first site in the UK deploy a new technology from Kempower, which enables locations to host multiple high-powered chargers on a single site. The chargers work together to optimise charging across multiple vehicles when more than one EV is plugged in. They 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.
The technology is expected to reduce waiting times by maximising the speed and availability of chargers.
Source Fleet News