Energy Superhub Oxford, which has been launched with the support of Pivot Power (part of EDF Renewables), Fastned, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea, will offer fast and ultra-rapid charging for 42 vehicles at once at Oxford’s Redbridge Park and Ride.
Thanks to the 10 MW of installed capacity on site, the hub can scale up with EV adoption to provide charging for 400 vehicles. It is powered entirely by renewable energy.
The project is part of a nationwide network of Energy Superhubs developed by Pivot Power.
The European EV rapid charging company, Fastned, has installed 10 charging bays at the Superhub with 300 kW of power available, capable of adding 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes for hundreds of EVs per day.
Wenea, one of the largest EV charging services providers in Europe, has deployed twenty 7-22 kW charging bays. A further twelve 250 kW Tesla Superchargers will be available for Tesla owners.
Pivot Power’s network can also be expanded to key locations throughout Oxford to decarbonise public and private transport, taxis and commercial fleets, supporting Oxford’s net zero 2040 target, as well as providing infrastructure for the pilot Zero Emission Zone.
Cllr Imogen Thomas, cabinet member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice, Oxford City Council, said: ‘Oxford has a history of being ambitious as we look to adopt new and exciting transport approaches in our city. Redbridge was the location of the country’s first full running Park & Ride in 1973, and now almost 50 years later, we are home to Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle charging hub.
‘In order to achieve a Zero Carbon Oxford by 2040 we need to encourage uptake in electric vehicles, and drivers want to know that they can charge their vehicles quickly and efficiently. The completion of Energy Superhub Oxford is an exciting step for our city and the future of EV charging.’
Trudy Harrison MP, Transport Decarbonisation minister, said: ‘Electric vehicles form a key part of our strategy to decarbonise transport, so I’m pleased to see Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub opening in Oxford.
‘Both the Government and industry, working together, are investing billions in projects like this to help provide the infrastructure to support the UK’s electric revolution and soaring EV sales. This in turn will help us decarbonise transport, create high-skilled jobs, and provide cleaner air across the UK.’