- Starbucks and Osprey Charging launch the first EV rapid charging facility in Aberdeen, Scotland.
- The site features three 75kW chargers compatible with all EVs, adding 100 miles of range in 30 minutes.
- Osprey Charging and Starbucks aim to establish convenient EV charging points across the UK to support decarbonization.
Osprey and Starbucks set out to build convenient rapid charging facilities across the UK
Starbucks UK and Osprey Charging Network have unveiled their inaugural Electric Vehicle (EV) rapid charging facility. The collaboration seeks to establish convenient EV rapid charging locations for Starbucks customers throughout the UK. Where’s more convenient than a coffee shop drive-thru?
The collaboration has built the chargers at the recently opened Starbucks drive-thru on Intown Road in Aberdeen. Customers can now access three rapid EV chargers compatible with every EV on the market. This not only enhances the city’s EV charging infrastructure but also bolsters local decarbonization efforts. The site will kick-start a series of rapid charge points strategically positioned at Starbucks stores and drive-thru locations.
The 75kW charge points prioritize efficiency, adding around 100 miles of range to EVs in just 30 minutes. These user-friendly charging stations accept various payment methods. Therefore, you can pay with contactless bank cards, Apple/Google Pay, the Osprey App, RFID cards, and major third-party payment options.
Jacqui Wetherly, Director of Sustainability at Starbucks UK
“We are committed to providing our customers with the opportunity to make more sustainable choices. The opening of the EV charging point at Aberdeen is a great example of this and is the first of several such projects we have planned. The ability to charge easily and conveniently is critical in making electric vehicles a reality and we are pleased to be able offer customers the opportunity to do so while enjoying the iconic Starbucks experience.”
Andrew Nosworthy, Commercial Director at Osprey Charging
We’re thrilled to be working with Starbucks UK to bring reliable, rapid EV charging facilities to their customers. This new location in Aberdeen improves access to public EV charging in the east of Scotland, supporting the drive to decarbonise transport in the UK.
Osprey Charging locations consistently receive high safety and accessibility ratings, as confirmed by the independent inspection body ChargeSafe. Additionally, the network secured a position in the UK Top 3 for customer satisfaction in the 2023 Zapmap EV Driver Survey. As the UK’s charging infrastructure matures, we’re seeing many partnerships between charge-point operators and destination owners. Therefore, the nation’s charging network will naturally expand EV charging to the places we need it most.