The 75kW chargers are compatible with every EV on the market today, adding 100 miles of range in just 35 minutes, depending on the vehicle model and its battery. Situated next to the Taste of the West Gold award-winning Udder Farm Shop, the chargers are an ideal place to charge an EV whilst shopping for regional produce and enjoying the farm shop’s on-site café and restaurant.
The chargers are easy to use and designed with simple payment for drivers, accepting contactless bank cards, Apple/Google Pay, the Osprey App and RFID card payments as well as payments through all major third-party payment methods including fleet cards. Furthermore, Osprey’s in-house software, Osprey Iris, enables market-leading levels of reliability and innovation in EV roaming.
Access to charging is currently one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption. The Udder Farm Shop installation is expected to encourage EV uptake in the area, bolstering the UK’s national charging infrastructure as well as improving local air quality, reducing noise pollution and supporting local decarbonisation efforts.
“We’re delighted to launch this flagship charging location that brings the latest in rapid charging technology to Dorset” said Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging. “The electric transition is well underway and we’re here to provide a reliable and rapid public charging service for drivers, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands. Osprey now has over 800 charge points installed across the UK, each carefully designed to maximise space, accessibility and availability and made to the latest and highest standards. This new charging site at the Udder Farm Shop in Gillingham is a vital part of the re-charging network that will enable the decarbonisation of transport in the UK.”
As EV uptake increases across the country ahead of the 2035 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles, more and more of Dorset’s visitors will look for EV charging as standard. Osprey has funded this installation, operation and oversees maintenance of the chargers which are all supplied with renewable energy. Nik Edwards, the General Manager for the site, benefits from a future-proofed car park and being able to attract more EV drivers as customers.
Osprey charging locations are consistently scored highly for safety and accessibility by independent inspection body ChargeSafe, and Osprey is in the Top 3 UK Chargepoint Network Operators for both personal safety and accessibility.
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