Osprey Charging doubled its UK EV charging network in 2023

  • Osprey Charging doubled its EV charging network, surpassing 1,000 points in 2023.
  • Achieved industry recognition, including Top 3 rankings, awards, and CEO as Charge UK Chair.
  • Collaborations with Starbucks, Supermarket REIT, Dacorum Council, and innovations highlighted Osprey’s transformative year.

Osprey Charging marked a monumental achievement in 2023 by installing over 1,000 high-power EV charging points across the UK

Osprey’s accomplishment signifies a remarkable doubling of their network size in just one year. That’s a comforting signifier of the speed of investment in the emobility sector right now. 

In a swift 12-month span, Osprey’s network coverage skyrocketed from 400 to over 1,000 chargers. Furthermore, the company secured a coveted Top 3 spot in the annual Zapmap rankings for en-route charging networks. That means they’ve maintained this commendable status for the fourth consecutive year as a ‘Driver Recommended Network.’

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Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging commented:

“Reflecting on 2023, I am immensely proud of the Osprey Charging story. Our mission to grow and redefine the EV charging landscape with consistently high-quality and easy-to-use locations and charge points has reached new heights with the deployment of 1,000 high-power EV charging points across the UK, more than doubling our network.”

So, how did they do it?

One of Osprey’s crowning achievements this year was the opening of the Salmon’s Leap ultra-rapid EV charging hub. The South-West Super-Hub features an impressive 16 charging bays. This, coupled with the company’s major partnerships with Starbucks, Supermarket REIT, and Dacorum Council, contributed significantly to their continued growth. The latter resulted in the installation of 30 rapid and ultra-rapid EV chargers at public car parks in Hertfordshire. This goes to show the strength of destination charging. These major partnerships have bolstered Osprey’s choice of valuable real estate significantly.

What’s more, Osprey partnered with Motability Operations as their inaugural charge point operator (CPO) partner. This was to strengthen its commitment to delivering safe, reliable, and accessible EV charging. The commitment has paid dividends, as Osprey sites consistently achieve top scores in assessments by ChargeSafe.

The year also saw Osprey’s CEO, Ian Johnston, appointed as Chair of Charge UK, a newly formed trade association for the UK’s EV charging industry. The company’s network experienced a remarkable 150% growth through an ambitious hub program, including installations at Brewpoint Brewery and Gamston Lock pub.

Johnston continued:

“The year has been transformative, solidifying our position not only as the UK’s leading and fastest-growing EV rapid-charging network but also as a symbol of reliable and accessible public EV charging for residents, businesses, and visitors across the UK. I extend my gratitude to the Osprey team, our valued partners, and our loyal customers. As we enter 2024, Osprey will remain steadfast in our vision to enable mass EV uptake through charge point installation, operation and maintenance.”

As the year comes to a close, Osprey can look back at a job well done. With a mammoth task to decarbonise the nation ahead, this rapid growth is essential. The UK is steaming towards EV charging convenience as we smashed past the 50,000 charge point mark just months ago. The success in funding allocation, organisation, and strategic partnerships from networks like Osprey made that milestone achievable. Onwards and upwards to yet another breakthrough year in the emobility sector! 

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