Osprey Charging has announced a new partnership with real estate investment trust, Supermarket Income REIT, to install rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across the fund’s portfolio of supermarkets.
The initial six locations will have over 65 charge points installed in total, two of the charging hubs are already built and live at Morrisons stores in Workington and Wisbech which now have 16 and six ultra-rapid charge points respectively.
The charge points at Morrisons in Workington are capable of delivering up to 300kW, the chargers are designed to distribute power to vehicles based on their actual needs in real time, ensuring that no available power is wasted, allowing more high-power charge points to be installed and customers to receive the power their car requires throughout the charge.
Further hubs are to be installed at Tesco Extra in Bradley Stoke and Tesco in Leicester.
Thanks to Osprey’s Live Data partnership with Zapmap, users of the Zapmap app and desktop map are able to find live status and availability information of all of Osprey’s charge points, as well as pay for their charging using Zap-Pay, making charging simpler.
“Sustainability is a key part of our strategy and so we are delighted to announce this partnership between SUPR and Osprey,” said Robert Abraham, Managing Director, Supermarkets at Atrato Group.
“Supermarkets are an ideal location for EV charging, with shoppers able to charge while they pick up their groceries.
“These developments are being delivered at no capital outlay to SUPR, whilst enhancing the sustainability credentials of assets and helping to drive footfall to the stores.
Osprey cover all costs associated with installing and servicing the rapid charging points while sharing the profits, minimising financial risk.
“Supermarkets sit at the heart of communities, and providing a high standard of EV charging at them makes a difference to consumers’ choice of where to shop and confidence to drive electric,” said Andrew Nosworthy, Commercial Director at Osprey Charging
“We’re delighted that Osprey are building our large, reliable rapid charging hubs at these prime locations working in partnership with Supermarket Income REIT.
“Their forward-thinking strategy will ensure they stay ahead of the curve by equipping their locations to meet growing EV market demand.”