Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, is developing Europe’s most powerful EV charging Superhub in Oxford.
The site, at Redbridge Park & Ride, due to open later this year, will be directly connected to the national and integrate EV charging, battery storage, low carbon heating and smart energy management technologies.
The £41m hub, initially featuring 38 fast and ultra-rapid chargers from Fastned, Tesla and Wenea, will have up to 10MW of power on site and grow to meet the need for EV charging in the area for the next 30 years.
It has capacity to expand to key locations throughout Oxford to meet mass EV charging needs, from buses and taxis to commercial fleets.
Fastned will initially install ten chargers at the Superhub with 300kW of power, capable of adding 300 miles of range in 20 minutes for up to hundreds of EVs a day.
The station will be powered by 100% renewable energy, partly generated by the company’s trademark solar roof.
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.”