EV charging - Salmons Leap hub Totnes

Osprey more than doubles charge points within a year


Osprey Charging has now installed over 1,000 high-power electric vehicle (EV) charge points throughout the UK, more than doubling the size of its network within a year.

In 2023 the Osprey Charging network experienced growth of over 150% thanks to their ambitious hub programme. The 11 new ultra-rapid charging hubs included sites in Carmarthen, Workington and Wisbech.

The charge point operator has been recognised for its efforts, winning multiple awards including ranking 3rd in Zapmap’s annual network rankings in the rapid/en-route category. 

With around 740 rapid and ultra-rapid devices across the UK, Osprey is committed to creating safe, accessible charging points. In 2022, the network launched a newly designed charge point to make this commitment a reality.

In April Osprey’s CEO, Ian Johnston, was appointed Chair of the newly formed trade association for the UK’s EV charging industry Charge UK. The following month Osprey opened the largest ultra-rapid EV charging hub in the south-west: a 16-bay dedicated EV re-charging location at Salmons Leap, Buckfastleigh on the A38 Devon Expressway.


Salmons Leap charging hub - blue Skoda on charge

Salmons Leap: the largest ultra-rapid EV charging hub in the south-west


Users of the Zapmap app and web map are able to view the live status and availability of Osprey charge points at any time, thanks to a Live data partnership. Osprey charge point users can also take advantage of paying via Zap-Pay, making paying for charging even simpler.

This year, Osprey made significant strides through several noteworthy collaborations, including a collaboration with Starbucks UK to deliver charging at their sites across the country, and it was also chosen by Supermarket REIT to set up rapid EV charging hubs across their omnichannel supermarket portfolio. 

Additionally, Osprey gained recognition as the inaugural charge point operator partner for Motability Operations, the organisation serving over 690,000 disabled individuals through the Motability Scheme.

“Reflecting on 2023, I am immensely proud of the Osprey Charging story,” said Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging.

“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.