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.”
Michiel Langezaal, CEO Fastned
“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 developer and operator of public ultra-rapid stations, they bring enormous experience and share our mission to help deliver a mobility revolution.”
Matt Allen, CEO at Pivot Power
“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.”
Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford at Oxford City Council.