Osprey Charging Doubles UK EV Infrastructure in Q1 2023

What’s Happening: Osprey Charging, a leading UK rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has installed as many rapid chargers in Q1 2023 as it did in the entirety of 2022. Between January and March, the company deployed 142 new charging stations, matching the previous year’s total installations.

Why It Matters: The rapid growth of Osprey’s charging infrastructure demonstrates the increasing demand for EV charging points in the UK. This expansion not only supports the transition to electric vehicles but also improves accessibility and user experience for EV drivers.

Key Points:

  • The new figures only include live charging points open for public use. An additional 50 chargers are set to be installed and activated in April.
  • Osprey’s CEO, Ian Johnston, anticipates that the company will continue its rapid expansion, aiming to achieve four times as many chargers in 2023 as it did in 2022.
  • Over the next two years, Osprey plans to invest over £100 million to expand its nationwide public charging network, creating a reliable infrastructure for EV drivers.
  • Currently, Osprey is the fourth largest rapid charging network in the UK, focusing on 4+ charger hubs that maximize availability and speed.
  • The company’s load-balancing hubs, introduced in 2021, dynamically distribute power to cars as needed, allowing more charge points to be installed on a smaller grid connection and reducing power wastage.
  • Osprey emphasizes ease of use, accessible site design, and compatibility with major EV roaming solutions for fleet and commercial drivers.
  • Independent inspection body ChargeSafe consistently ranks Osprey’s charging locations highly for safety and accessibility, placing the network in the Top 3 UK Chargepoint Network Operators in these categories.

Bottom Line: Osprey Charging’s rapid expansion highlights the growing demand for EV charging infrastructure in the UK. With plans to invest over £100 million in the next two years, the company aims to provide a reliable and accessible charging network for EV drivers nationwide, supporting the transition to electric vehicles and improving user experience.


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