Rapid charging firm Osprey Charging has been selected by Dacorum Borough Council to install public electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure within the Hertfordshire borough.
The firm will build 30 rapid and ultra-rapid EV chargers at eight public car parks across Dacorum, supporting critical public charging infrastructure.
The sites are strategically located throughout the region and will be 100% funded by Osprey, with no local council funding required. The locations have been carefully chosen through Osprey’s spatial analysis and site selection process, ensuring the number of residents within 15 minutes of a rapid EV charger is maximised.
The first rapid charging locations have opened in Tring and Hemel Hempstead with a high-powered Osprey Charging hub, equipped with six 300kW chargers, planned for another car park in the area.
Drivers can add up to 100 miles of range with a 35-minute charge, and at the ultra-rapid hub the speeds are even quicker at a 15-20-minute charge.
The chargers are easy to use and designed with simple payment for drivers, accepting contactless bank cards, Apple/Google Pay, the Osprey App and RFID card payments.
Connected Kerb will also play a role in the works by installing AC fast chargers at four locations alongside Osprey, part-funded by the Government’s Low Emission Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “Our partnership with Dacorum Borough Council is a great example of how local authorities and charge point operators can work together to deliver reliable, accessible and high-quality public EV charging for local residents, businesses and visitors. As recognised by our winning bid, each of our new locations is carefully designed to maximise ease-of-use, accessibility and above all an excellent customer experience of charging, working to the latest and highest standards.”
Cllr Adrian England, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio holder for Climate Action and Opportunity at Dacorum Borough Council, added: “Tackling climate change is one of our six corporate priorities, and ensuring the residents of Dacorum have access to EV charging is central to this. Rapid and ultra-rapid charging provision is expensive and so the 100% funding from Osprey Charging is particularly important for us; this investment into our area requires no local council funding.”
Image courtesy of Osprey Charging.