Fastned is to build a large fast charging station at Energy Superhub Oxford and houses 12 Tesla Superchargers there. The joint project aims to expand the UK charging infrastructure.
European fast charging company Fastned, teams up with Oxford City Council, Pivot Power, and Wenea to build and operate one of its largest fast charging stations at the upcoming Energy Superhub Oxford. The new charging station will have up to 14 fast chargers as well as 12 Tesla Superchargers to meet the charging needs for the rapidly growing number of Tesla vehicles. The location will be one of the most powerful electric vehicle charging centers in Europe with up to 10 MW of capacity with possible future expansion. 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.
Initially, charging stations will be built there for the simultaneous charging of 10 electric vehicles with a capacity of up to 300 kW and 12 Tesla Superchargers. The Fastned station will be powered by solar and wind power generated in part from its signature solar canopy. Four more additional chargers can be added later.
"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," said Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford at Oxford City Council.
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