High-power charging provider Osprey has opened the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in the South West of England.
Indeed, Zap-Pay partner Osprey has installed 16 ultra-rapid chargers just off the busy A38 Devon Expressway at Salmons Leap, Buckfastleigh, in Devon. The hub is easily accessible from both the Plymouth-bound and Exeter-bound carriageways, and is ready to serve locals and holidaymakers alike.
Designed with accessibility in mind, the hub contains extra-wide and extra-long bays for full disabled access and - in order to facilitate all types of EV and driver - all bays are laid out in Osprey’s unique format that optimises space and charger ease of use. Planning application is also underway for a service-station style canopy to provide a better charging experience in all weather conditions.
Facilities are to include Strawberry Fields farm shop and an on-site coffee shop, which will open soon.
Customers of the hub can add 100 miles of range in just 15-25 minutes with the site's 16 new ultra-rapid 300kW charge points, for vehicles able to accept this high power, without wasting any power on lower-capability cars thanks to the latest innovative load-balancing technology.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve created at Salmons Leap,” said Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging.
“We purchased the land so have been able to precisely design the space and install hardware that maximises availability and ease of use of chargers for all types of vehicles and drivers.
“Our largest site yet, it is a significant milestone for the Osprey team as we work tirelessly to ensure that our nationwide infrastructure deployment of rapid EV charging stations continues at an unprecedented pace.”
Osprey remains committed to providing safe, reliable and accessible EV charging for all. The network is consistently ranked in the top 3 UK rapid networks for customer satisfaction by Zapmap.