First UK Kempower charging hub opens in Wolverhampton


Osprey has opened a new hub in Wolverhampton, the first site in the UK to deploy Kempower chargers which work together to optimise charging across multiple vehicles.

The site, located next to the A463, will host four high power rapid chargers that can add up to 100 miles of charge in 10 minutes.

There is also a Costa Coffee on-site, allowing drivers to relax and make use of their facilities while they charge.

It is the first of more than 150 charging hubs to be delivered across the UK by Osprey Charging in a £75m programme.

The chargers work together to optimise charging across multiple vehicles when more than one EV is plugged in. Its chargers allow power to be distributed based on demand, which varies significantly between individual vehicles due to the maximum charging rate of each model and its battery percentage at the point of charge.

This can reduce waiting times significantly, maximising the speed and availability of chargers for drivers, and increasing consumer footfall for the landowners hosting the hubs.

It also means grid connections can be optimised, allowing multiple high-power chargers to be installed per site and offering higher charging speeds without the need for more grid power.

The physical footprint of each charger is also reduced by 74%, allowing space for more chargers, improving accessibility and reducing their visual impact to support planning permission.

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “The opening of our high-powered charging hub in Wolverhampton – the first of 10 in construction this year – once again puts the region at the leading edge of innovation, marking a step-change in the UK’s EV infrastructure as we accelerate towards mass adoption of EVs.

“The site, which deploys multiple high-powered chargers, will provide a blueprint for hundreds more right across the UK, meaning no waiting times for drivers and an overall outstanding customer experience.”


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