Osprey Charging has entered a partnership with real estate specialists, Ediston, to install rapid EV charging across its portfolio of retail warehouse sites in the UK.
Each of an initial ten sites, which are home to major retail brands such as Aldi, The Food Warehouse and Costa, will host up to six high powered chargers, capable of adding 100 miles in as little as ten minutes.
The first site is a hub at Haddington Retail Park, East Lothian, currently under construction, and further sites are expected to be built throughout 2022.
Osprey will cover all costs associated with installing and servicing the rapid charging points – which will utilise Tritium 75kW chargers – while sharing the profits.
It is Osprey’s latest deal in the retail park sector, following previous announcements with Brookhouse Group, Reef, M7 and Northumberland Estates.
The announcement supports the company’s plans to rollout 150 high powered EV charging hubs by 2024 as part of a £75 million investment programme.
Patrick Sherriff Business Development Director at Osprey Charging added, “Retail parks are prime locations for EV charging, allowing drivers to top up their EVs while making use of the retail facilities on site.
“Forward thinking companies like Ediston are ensuring they stay ahead of the curve by ensuring their sites are equipped to meet the needs of the growing market of EV drivers.”
Graham Lind, Head of Retail Warehouse Asset Management at Ediston, said: “Osprey has a proven record in delivering reliable, easy to use and rapid chargers and provide the perfect solution to attract the rapidly growing number of EV driving customers to our sites.”