Tritium’s charging technology will be used to expand Osprey’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the UK. The collaboration will see the addition of over 110 of Tritium’s rapid chargers to the Osprey Charging Network which was recently voted one of the top three electric car charging networks in the country.
According to a recent study by the Competition and Markets Authority into the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging availability and reliability, the country is expected to require 10 times more charge points by the year 2030.
Tritium, a global developer and manufacturer of direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), will help meet this challenge. The partnership with Osprey, one of the fastest-growing UK-wide networks of rapid EV charging points, will see the addition of 110 of Tritium’s rapid chargers across 40 new charging destinations.
The aim of this is to increase access to rapid and reliable charging infrastructure in car parks, retail locations and along major transit routes. The addition of these the 110 chargers will increase Osprey’s network by 25 percent.
Tritium also recently announced a partnership with Shell. The company will supply Tritium DC fast chargers to Shell’s business operations in Europe, South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. This is part of Shell’s ambition to operate 500,000 charge points by 2025 and 2,500,000 by 2030.
Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to see the UK transitioning to electric transportation in a big way. This past September, about 15 percent of all British car sales were electric, setting a new record for the country and a strong indicator of the UK’s technology switch.
“We’re so pleased to be working with Osprey to increase access to rapid charging and ease drivers’ transition to EVs through a fast, reliable and convenient charging experience.”
This announcement comes on the heels of the expansion of London’s ultra-low emissions zone which covers most of Greater London. This is a crucial step towards the Mayor of London’s (Sadiq Khan) ambitions to tackle the climate emergency and put London on the path to be a net zero carbon city by 2030.
Many of Osprey’s new charging destinations will be located within greater London to increase access to rapid charging for drivers and businesses transitioning to electric transportation.
Ian Johnston, Osprey Charging Network CEO. “It’s a race to meet the ever-growing demand for EV charging in the UK, and we aim to be Britain’s rapid charging network of choice.
“To achieve our goal, we required a cutting edge and reliable technology partner, and Tritium is a perfect fit. Easy and intuitive user experiences are key to EV uptake.
“Tritium excels in developing products that are not only relevant to the market, but also so easy to use. And, with their modular and scalable charging technology, Osprey gets market-leading reliability and the flexibility to easily increase charger power.”