Fastned to build large fast charging station at Energy Superhub Oxford
- The Fastned station will have up to 14 fast chargers, where electric vehicles can charge simultaneously with speeds of up to 300 kW
- The station is part of the bigger Energy Superhub Oxford developed together with Pivot Power, Oxford City Council & Wenea
- Pivot Power will deliver a groundbreaking 10 MW of renewable power and battery storage at the hub, securing huge future-proofing and expansion potential
Fastned, the European fast charging company, teams up with Oxford City Council, Pivot Power and Wenea to build and operate one of it’s largest fast charging stations at the upcoming Energy Superhub Oxford. The Fastned station will have up to 14 fast chargers and there will be 12 Tesla Superchargers on site. It will be one of Europe's most powerful electric vehicle charging hubs, with up to 10MW of power available for future expansion. It is the first of a number of similar sites planned by Pivot Power across the United Kingdom. The Energy Superhub is located on Oxford’s ring road and integrates with the Redbridge Park and Ride facility. The hub is due to open at the end of 2021.
At the Fastned charging station, initially 10 electric vehicles will be able to charge simultaneously at rates of up to 300 kW, allowing drivers to add up to 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes. The Fastned station will be powered by energy from the sun and wind, generated partly on-site by its trademark solar canopy. Fastned can expand the station with 4 additional chargers. The station will become part of the growing Fastned network in the United Kingdom.
Electric drivers in the United Kingdom still face limited charging infrastructure coverage and this hub will add to the charging infrastructure for all electric drivers. This is especially relevant because of the growing number of fully electric vehicles on UK roads. The share of fully electric vehicles among all newly registered cars in the United Kingdom is increasing rapidly, growing from 1.7% in 2019 to 6.6% in 2020.
“Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards electric mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. EV drivers experience this freedom when they know that fast and convenient charging is omnipresent. Energy Superhub Oxford is a great initiative by the City Council that supports us in working towards that goal. We need hundreds more and will therefore continue to engage with landowners and partners such as Pivot Power across the UK. Big stations are the only way to provide charging capacity to the exponentially growing number of EVs coming to our roads.”
"Our goal is to help the UK accelerate a net zero carbon future by delivering power where it is needed to support the EV and clean energy revolution. Oxford is the first of up to 40 sites we are developing across the UK, and we are delighted to be working with Fastned. As Europe’s leading developer and operator of public ultra-rapid stations, they bring enormous experience and share our mission to help deliver a mobility revolution."
“This partnership is a major step forward in the completion of the Energy Superhub Oxford project and supports Oxford City Council’s Zero Emission Zone plans – key to our goal of becoming a zero-carbon city. It is an ambitious urban decarbonisation project which will encourage more businesses to invest in the city.”
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Fastned has been developing fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across Europe since 2012. Fastned’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. Based in Amsterdam, the company has built 137 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Switzerland. Fastned is working on the expansion into France. The company specialises in developing and operating fast charging infrastructure where drivers can charge their electric vehicle with up to 300 km of range in 15 minutes before continuing their journey. Fastned has 75+ employees across 6 markets (the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland) and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker AMS: FAST).