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Oxford to get ‘Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub’

A new EV charging hub featuring 38 fast and ultra-rapid chargers is to be built in Oxford, England. The hub, with up to 10MW of power on site is said to be the most powerful in Europe, is the first of up to 40 similar sites planned across the UK.

The site, at Redbridge Park and Ride, is to open later this year, and will be directly connected to the high voltage national electricity grid.

The site is a collaboration between EDF Energy’s Pivot Power, Oxford City Council, Fastned, Tesla Superchargers, and Wenea.

It will be powered by 100% renewable energy, partly from a solar roof, and all makes and models of EV will be chargeable.

Pivot Power CEO Matt Allen said: “Our goal is to help the UK accelerate net zero by delivering power where it is needed to support the EV and renewable energy revolution. 

“Oxford is one of 40 sites we are developing across the UK, combining up to 2GW of battery storage with high volume power connections for mass EV charging. 

“Energy Superhub Oxford supports EDF’s plan to become Europe’s leading e-mobility energy company by 2023, and is a blueprint we want to replicate right across the country, working hand in hand with local communities to create cleaner, more sustainable cities where people want to live and work.”



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