Osprey doubles number of rapid EV chargers installed in last year

Osprey Charging has now successfully installed over 1,000 high-power EV charging points throughout the UK, more than doubling the size of its network in the last year.

2023 was Osprey’s most successful year to date with a strong final quarter that saw it install 11 ultra-rapid charging hubs across the country, including Carmarthen, Workington and Wisbech, as well as being voted Top 3 in the annual Zapmap rankings for en-route charging networks (its fourth year earning the ‘Driver Recommended Network’ title).

Osprey’s accomplishments were recognised last month, winning Best EV Charging Network at the Transport + Energy awards, closely followed by a quadruple win at the Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards (EVIEs), including Chargepoint Network of the Year and Private Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year.

In 2023, the Osprey network grew 150% thanks to their ambitious hub programme. This saw the installation of, amongst other locations, eight charge points at the Brewpoint Brewery in Bedfordshire just off the A6, and the introduction of eight points at the Gamston Lock pub and restaurant in Nottinghamshire.

This year also saw Osprey announce a series of key collaborations. Just last week, Osprey announced the first of its new rapid charging locations developed in collaboration with Starbucks UK.

The company also partnered with Dacorum Council to install 30 rapid and ultra-rapid EV chargers at eight public car parks across Dacorum, bringing a major boost to public EV infrastructure within the Hertfordshire borough.

In addition, Motability Operations, the organisation that delivers the Motability Scheme to over 690,000 disabled people, chose Osprey as their first charge point operator (CPO) partner.

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “Reflecting on 2023, I am immensely proud of the Osprey Charging story. Our mission to grow and redefine the EV charging landscape with consistently high-quality and easy-to-use locations and charge points has reached new heights with the deployment of 1,000 high-power EV charging points across the UK, more than doubling our network.

“The year has been transformative, solidifying our position not only as the UK’s leading and fastest-growing EV rapid-charging network but also as a symbol of reliable and accessible public EV charging for residents, businesses, and visitors across the UK. I extend my gratitude to the Osprey team, our valued partners, and our loyal customers. As we enter 2024, Osprey will remain steadfast in our vision to enable mass EV uptake through charge point installation, operation and maintenance.”

Image courtesy of Osprey.

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