Osprey charging hub Essex

Osprey installs new ultra-rapid charging hub in Essex

Nic Ryan

Osprey’s new ultra-rapid charging hub, located less than five minutes from the M25 at The Halfway House restaurant, features six new high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

The new ultra-rapid chargers are capable of delivering up to 180kW for all EVs with the required battery capacity, although the charge points and connector types at the new hub are ‘compatible with every EV on the market.’

The chargers feature load-balancing technology, maximising the amount of charge each vehicle receives when multiple cars are plugged in. Ultra-rapid charge points are capable of delivering up to 100 miles of charge in around 15-20 minutes.

The safety and accessibility of drivers and their passengers is paramount for Zap-Pay partner Osprey, which designs its charging hubs with all users in mind. The new Osprey hub features extra-wide bays and canopies providing both shelter and lighting, creating a safer and more inclusive charging experience.

Designed to be easy to use with a straightforward payment system, the chargers accept contactless bank cards as well as Zap-Pay, available via the Zapmap app.

Zap-Pay is our simple way to pay for EV charging across charging networks, offering one place to pay no matter where you are charging.

“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,” said Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging.

“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.”

Osprey’s hub will also support local decarbonisation efforts, with the aim of improving air quality and reducing noise pollution.