Oxford is set to receive Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging hub.
Pivot Power and Oxford City Council have joined up with Fastned to deliver the new hub.
The hub will feature 38 ultra-rapid chargers with up to 10MW of power on-site
UK-based Pivot Power and Oxford City Council have joined up with Fastned to deliver the new hub.
The hub will feature 38 ultra-rapid chargers with up to 10MW of power on-site.
The EV hub is directly connected to the national electricity grid, meaning it can charge hundreds of EVs at the same time without putting strain on the local electricity network.
It is the first of up to 40 similar sites planned across the UK to help deliver the charging infrastructure needed for the estimated 36 million EVs expected to be on UK roads by 2040.
Fastned will initially install ten chargers at the Superhub with 300kW of power, capable of adding 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes for up to hundreds of EVs per day.
The station will be powered by 100% renewable energy, partly generated by the company’s solar roof, and all makes and models of EVs will be able to charge at the highest rates possible simultaneously.
Matt Allen, CEO at Pivot Power, said: ‘Our goal is to help the UK accelerate net-zero by delivering power where it is needed to support the EV and renewable energy revolution.
‘Oxford is one of 40 sites we are developing across the UK, combining up to 2GW of battery storage with high volume power connections for mass EV charging.
‘Energy Superhub Oxford supports EDF’s plan to become Europe’s leading e-mobility energy company by 2023, and is a blueprint we want to replicate right across the country, working hand in hand with local communities to create cleaner, more sustainable cities where people want to live and work.’
Cllr Tom Hayes, cabinet member for green transport and zero carbon oxford at Oxford City Council, added: ‘For Oxford to go zero carbon by 2040, we need to electrify a lot more of our transportation. As an innovative city embracing technologies and change, Oxford is the natural home for the UK’s largest public EV charging hub.
‘We are excited to be taking a major step forward in the completion of Energy Superhub Oxford, working closely and superbly with our private sector partners. As an ambitious city, we are excited about the prospect of further innovation and investments, building upon our record of transformational public and private sector delivery.’
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