Osprey Charging has increased access to public charging in Leicestershire with 12 high-powered EV chargers installed at Tesco Extra in the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre in Leicester.

The 300kW rapid charge points are compatible with every EV currently on the market and can typically add 100 miles of range in about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the model of the vehicle and its battery.

Due to their location, drivers will be able to charge their EV while shopping or using Tesco’s in-store café.

The chargers accept contactless bank cards, Apple/Google Pay, the Osprey App and RFID card payments as well as payments through all major third-party payment methods including fleet cards.

Furthermore, Osprey’s in-house software, Osprey Iris, has been designed to enable reliable EV roaming.

Osprey has funded the installation and will operate and oversee maintenance of the chargers which are all supplied with renewable energy.

Supermarket Income REIT – the landlord for the hub – will also benefit from a future-proofed car park, attracting more EV drivers as customers.

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging said, “The electric transition is well underway and we’re here to provide a reliable and rapid public charging service for drivers, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands.

“Osprey now has over 1000 charge points installed across the UK, each carefully designed to maximise space, accessibility and availability and made to the latest and highest standards.

“The new charging hub at Leicester’s Tesco Extra will form a vital part of the re-charging network that will enable the decarbonisation of transport in the UK.”


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