Energy superhub at Redbridge park and ride

Oxford superhub charges 32,000 vehicles in a year

Nic Ryan

One year since its opening, Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) has facilitated the charging of 32,000 vehicles, supporting the doubling of the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Oxfordshire.

The result of the total number of charging sessions has caused a reduction of 732.66 tonnes of carbon, and the hub has provided 1,145 MWh of power to local residents.

The superhub is the outcome of a partnership between EDF Renewables UK, Oxford City Council, Fastned, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea.

Energy Superhub Oxford is the first example of a new model spearheaded by EDF Renewables UK, with the UK’s first transmission-connected battery combined with Europe’s most powerful EV charging network. It supplies power for rapid charging for EVs and vehicle fleets, meeting the rising demand for power that electrification brings without overburdening the local electricity distribution network.

“One year on, we’re thrilled to see the impact that Energy Superhub Oxford has had on EV uptake and net zero targets for Oxford, ensuring that these essential goals can be achieved in tandem, without overburdening the grid.,” said Matthew Boulton, Director of Solar, Storage and Private Wire at EDF Renewables UK.

“With emissions down and electrification on the rise, it’s great to see how, with the right infrastructure, individuals and organisations can – and do – make greener choices.

“With our technology able to scale as demand grows, we look forward to continuing to work with our partners across the city to drive decarbonisation in the region as we near 2040.”

On average, roughly 95 charging sessions  take place per day, enabling residents to drive around 3,309,248 miles over the course of the year, powered by clean energy.

“It is very exciting that the Energy Superhub Oxford project has achieved one year of operation,” said Councillor Anna Railton, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice, Oxford City Council.

“This was a significant moment for our city as we work to become a zero-carbon oxford by 2040 and I am delighted that so many people have visited and used the Superhub.

“This is a prime example of how private companies and local councils can work together to achieve net zero.”