Work started last week on the UK’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Redbridge Park & Ride, which will see the installation of fast and ultra-rapid EV chargers for drivers.

The Oxford Superhub, which is being developed by Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, and Oxford City Council, as part of Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), will be located at Redbridge Park & Ride and will see the installation of 38 fast and ultra-rapid chargers – making it the UK’s largest public EV charging hub.

The start of work is a key milestone in the completion of ESO, as Oxford is set to launch the UK’s first Zero Emission Zone in February 2022.

Cllr Tom Hayes, deputy leader of Oxford City Council and cabinet member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford, Oxford City Council, said: ‘This is an exciting next step in the Energy Superhub Oxford project, and I am delighted that work has now started at Redbridge Park & Ride to install the UK’s largest public electric vehicle hub.

‘Providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure is crucial to help us achieve a Zero Carbon Oxford by 2040 and to support the uptake of electric vehicles.’

Tim Rose, programme manager for Energy Superhub Oxford at Pivot Power, commented: ‘Energy Superhub Oxford is creating the power infrastructure needed to supercharge electric vehicle uptake across Oxford and meet the demand for fast, easy and reliable charging for decades to come.

‘Pivot Power is proud to be delivering this visionary project in partnership with Oxford City Council, to accelerate net zero and create a blueprint for cleaner, greener cities across the UK and beyond.’