Friday 21 May 2021

‘Europe’s biggest’ EV charging hub to land in Oxford this year

‘Europe’s biggest’ EV charging hub to land in Oxford this year

'Europe's biggest' electric vehicle (EV) charging facility will be launched in Oxford later this year.

The project is being developed by Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, Oxford City Council, EV charging firm Fastned, Tesla and services provider Wenea.

The partners say it will be connected to the high voltage grid to provide enough power to quickly charge hundreds of EVs at the same time.

The EV charging hub will have 38 fast and ultra-rapid charging points, that will supply 100% renewable energy to vehicles.

Developed by Pivot Power, the facility is the first of 40 'superhubs' that will be built across the UK.

Matt Allen, Chief Executive Officer at Pivot Power, said: “Our goal is to help the UK accelerate net zero by delivering power where it is needed to support the EV and renewable energy revolution."

Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford at Oxford City Council, added: "For Oxford to go zero carbon by 2040, we need to electrify a lot more of our transportation."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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