Osprey Charging, one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, has opened its latest charging hub at The Halfway House on the A127 in Essex, just off the M25.

The charging hub features six EV chargers next to the UK’s busiest motorway. Osprey’s hub will also support local decarbonisation efforts, with the aim of improving air quality and reducing noise pollution.

Each charger is compatible with every EV on the market and can typically add 100 miles of charge in 15-20 minutes. Osprey Charging also uses load-balancing technology to maximise the level of charge each vehicle receives when multiple vehicles are plugged in.

The site has been scored 4.75 for safety and 4.83 for accessibility (out of 5) by the independent charge point inspection body ChargeSafe.

The chargers accept contactless bank cards, Apple/Google Pay, the Osprey App, and RFID card payments, as well as third-party payments, such as a fleet card.

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “We are always looking at how we can make the charging experience better for our customers, and the use of load balancing technology at this site means more drivers are able to charge their vehicle faster, with no power wasted.

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“We look forward to welcoming customers to take a relaxing break from their journey as their vehicle charges, before heading off feeling recharged and refreshed.”

As the UK moves towards the 2030 ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles, the country’s EV charging infrastructure is expanding with more rapid charging provision. In the first quarter of 2023, Osprey installed as many chargers as it did throughout 2022, with 142 new rapid charging stations going live.

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