Oxford is to have Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging hub
Oxford City Council and Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, have teamed up with Fastned, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea to create the Oxford Superhub at Redbridge Park & Ride.
The superhub, which is due to open this year, will have 38 fast and ultra-rapid chargers – making it the UK’s largest of its kind.
It is the first of up to 40 similar sites planned by Pivot Power across the UK and forms part of the Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project.
The Oxford Superhub will have:
- 10 Fastned chargers with up to 300kW of power, capable of adding 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes to hundreds of EVs per day
- 16 gamma energy chargers
- 12 250kW Tesla superchargers
The station will be powered by renewable energy, partly generated by a Fastned solar roof. All makes and models of EVs will be able to charge at the highest rates possible, simultaneously. An on-site café is planned.
Cllr Tom Hayes, cabinet member for green transport and zero carbon Oxford at Oxford City Council, said: “For Oxford to go zero carbon by 2040, we need to electrify a lot more of our transportation.
“As an innovative city embracing technologies and change, Oxford is the natural home for the UK’s largest public EV charging hub.
“We are excited to be taking a major step forward in the completion of Energy Superhub Oxford, working closely and superbly with our private sector partners.
“As an ambitious city, we are excited about the prospect of further innovation and investments, building upon our record of transformational public and private sector delivery.”
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