Osprey is to install rapid chargers for North Devon Council in several locations, more than doubling the existing rapid charging provision.
North Devon is set for 15 electric vehicle charging stations in total – up from seven – bringing rapid charging to residents, businesses, and the six million tourists who visit the district each year.
The Belle Meadow car park in Barnstaple is already up and running with three super-fast chargers, each offering 100 miles of charge in 25 minutes.
Charging stations at Ilfracombe, Lynton, South Molton and Barnstaple will follow, transforming the charging landscape in this largely rural area.
Osprey is funding installation, operation and maintenance of the chargers, and sharing revenue with the council.
Patrick Sherriff, Property Director of Osprey Charging, said, “North Devon have made a choice to future-proof their communities and protect the environment, with a safe, reliable, accessible rapid charging service.
“Osprey’s investment in high-power charging stations in Devon makes choosing an electric vehicle possible not only for the millions of seasonal visitors to the area, but crucially to the local residents and businesses who might otherwise be nervous of making the transition.”
Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at North Devon Council, Councillor Malcolm Prowse, said, “These upcoming installations will be great news for EV drivers who currently live in or visit our district and will hopefully encourage others to consider transitioning to electric vehicles in the future.
“By partnering with an innovative company like Osprey, which installs, manages, and maintains the rapid chargers, we’re able to deliver essential EV infrastructure at no cost to the council.”