Osprey Charging has been selected by British Garden Centres to provide rapid EV charging at 12 of its UK stores.
The British Garden Centre in Carmarthen will be the first to offer an Osprey rapid charge to its customers, at a hub with eight ultra-rapid (150kW) chargers opening later this year.
It will be followed by high-power hubs planned in Wimborne, Carr Gate, Braintree Harrow, Osterley, Wolseley, Albrighton, Newton Regis, Gillberdyke, Towneley and Brigg.
These will be a mix of larger hubs and some smaller installations depending on the size of the site and availability of power.
Osprey’s rapid chargers can add 100 miles in range to an EV in 20 to 30 minutes, fitting the garden centre dwell time perfectly.
British Garden Centres, a family-owned and -run operation for more than 40 years, is reviewing its entire estate with the aim of bringing Osprey’s charging technology to all of its centres across the UK over the next few years.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging said: “The British Garden Centres name is synonymous with first-class customer experience, and we’re delighted to provide safe, reliable, and accessible charging at their UK stores.
“We look forward to a fruitful partnership as we work together to offer EV charging at more of its centres up and down the country.”
Amy Stubbs, daughter of the founder, from British Garden Centres said: “We work hard to provide our customers with expert gardening knowledge, great value, the industry’s best gardening products and the highest quality of food in our restaurants.
“Partnering with Osprey allows us to build upon this further by letting our growing number of EV driving customers charge their vehicles at a time and location that is convenient for them, whilst they visit our stores.”