Osprey Charging has opened a new high-powered EV charging hub in Croydon.
The hub, located in Purley Cross Retail Park, features six rapid chargers, ranging from 75kW to 175kW.
It is adjacent to several retail outlets including Starbucks, Aldi and Smyths Toys, allowing drivers to charge their cars whilst they shop.
Osprey Charging has also entered a new partnership with Bonnet to open up access to EV charging to drivers using the Bonnet app
EV numbers in the capital have increased by 95% in 2021 compared to the previous year, and Transport for London (TfL) estimates that by 2025 the capital may need up to 4,000 rapid charging points.
Osprey Charging’s £75 million EV charging hub rollout across the UK will see 1,500 150-175KW rapid chargers installed across 150 sites over the next four years.
Ian Johnson, CEO of Osprey Charging said, “London drew a line in the sand with the expansion of the ULEZ zone in the city, sending a clear message to Londoners to rapidly switch to cleaner modes of transport.
“Our new hub in Croydon – one of the most powerful of its kind in the city – will give current and future EV drivers in London access to reliable and convenient charging.
“Our nationwide hubs roll-out will see large-scale charging infrastructure deployed rapidly, at the scale required to serve the mass market of EV drivers hitting Britain’s roads in the coming years.”
Patrick Reich, co-founder and CEO of Bonnet, added, “It’s an exciting time to be partnering with Osprey. One of the key stumbling blocks to EV adoption is the lack of public rapid charger availability and confusion around how to use different public charging networks.
“This partnership offers Osprey’s state-of-the-art rapid charging experience through the Bonnet app, which simplifies membership, payments and gives drivers real-time chargepoint info straight from the operator.”