Osprey opens ultra-rapid charging hub near M25
Osprey Charging is opened its latest ultra-rapid charging hub at a restaurant near to the M25 in Essex.
The firm has installed the hub at The Halfway House on the A127 in Brentwood, near to the M25. Featuring six EV chargers, the hub aims to provide quick access for ultra-rapid charging with local amenities nearby and adjacent to the UK’s busiest motorway.
Each charger is compatible with every EV on the market, it said, and can typically add 100 miles of charge in around 15 to 20 minutes. Osprey Charging also uses load-balancing technology to maximise the level of charge each vehicle receives when multiple vehicles are plugged in – delivering up to 180kW to vehicles capable of accepting it during the course of their charge.
Accessibility and safety have been considered throughout the charging bay layout, which provides the driver space to easily manoeuvre and access the charge point, while overhead lighting and canopies create a safe and sheltered charging experience. As a result, the site has been scored 4.75 out of 5 for safety and 4.83 for accessibility by independent charge point inspection body ChargeSafe.
Designed to be easy to use with a straightforward payment system, the chargers accept contactless bank cards, Apple or Google Pay, the Osprey App, and RFID card payments, as well as through third-party payments, such as a fleet card.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “Our new ultra-rapid charging hub in Essex is a major addition to the UK’s EV charging infrastructure at an important location for locals, commuters and through traffic, right next to the M25. Our team has maximised the opportunity the site affords to build a safe and accessible charging hub with bespoke canopies, which is both distinctive and practical for drivers.
“We are always looking at how we can make the charging experience better for our customers, and the use of load balancing technology at this site means more drivers are able to charge their vehicle faster, with no power wasted. We look forward to welcoming customers to take a relaxing break from their journey as their vehicle charges, before heading off feeling recharged and refreshed.”
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