Charging infrastructure on expansion course in the UK
Family brewer and pub company Wells & Co have announced the installation of their first 23 rapid electric vehicle charging points at seven of their sites in the UK. Charging company Osprey is set to help help with the plans, as well as ramping up its charging network rollout across the UK.
Wells & Co have announced the completion of the first step of the company’s charging infrastructure rollout. As mentioned above, seven of the planned twenty-three sites have been completed, with a total of three 75kW chargers each.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Osprey. We will be working with both our managed houses and our pub partners to help support a widespread network across the country for electric vehicle drivers,” said Nick Wells, Head of Estates at the brewing company, adding: “Wells are committed to our Triple Bottom Line Philosophy that balances people, planet and profit, and this is just one of many initiatives underway in our business.”
For its own part, Osprey also reports a successful start to the year: Osprey has managed to ramp up its EV charging network roll-out, installing as many rapid chargers in the first quarter of 2023 as it did in the whole year of 2022. In terms of concrete numbers, this means that Osprey managed to install 142 charging stations over 10 weeks from January to March. The next plans are to install another 50 charging stations by the end of April.
“I’m delighted that the deployment of Osprey’s national infrastructure of EV charging stations is at full speed, with the whole team working tirelessly to bring new chargers live at this unprecedented rate. Looking ahead, we are set to continue this pace of roll-out and deliver on our business plan of achieving four times as many chargers in 2023 than we did in 2022,” explained Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging Network.