Osprey Charging has opened the largest ultra-rapid EV charging hub in the South West – a 16-bay dedicated EV re-charging location at Salmon’s Leap, Buckfastleigh on the A38 Devon Expressway.
The 1.6 acre site is easily accessible from both the Plymouth-bound and Exeter-bound carriageways of the A38, and a planning application is underway for a service-station style canopy, to further enhance the site.
The 16 high-power charge points at the hub are compatible with every rapid-charging vehicle on the market.
Each is capable of 300kW charging for vehicles able to accept this high power, without wasting any power on lower-capability cars thanks to the latest innovative load-balancing technology.
This means customers of the hub can add 100 miles of range in 15 to 25 minutes.
Salmon’s Leap is Osprey’s first land acquisition and the car park has been re-designed specifically for EV charging:
There are two extra-long bays for towing vehicles, extra-wide bays for full disabled access, and all bays are laid out in a format that optimises space and charger ease-of-use, so that the hub accommodates all types of vehicle and driver.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “We purchased the land so have been able to precisely design the space and install hardware that maximises availability and ease of use of chargers for all types of vehicles and drivers.
“Our largest site yet, it is a significant milestone for the Osprey team as we work tirelessly to ensure that our nationwide infrastructure deployment of rapid EV charging stations continues at an unprecedented pace.”