Oxford Superhub To Be Europe’s Most Powerful Charging Station

Fastned, Tesla and Pivot Power have come together to bring an ‘Energy Superhub’ to Oxford this year.

  • The station will have around 14 fast chargers at rates of up to 300kW.
  • Fastned, Tesla, Pivot Power, Wenea and Oxford City Council are all working together on this project.
  • Chargers will be powered by up to 10MW of power straight from the national grid.
  • What do you get when you put Fastned, Tesla, Pivot Power, Wenea and Oxford City Council on the same project?

    You get the revolutionary Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), a site looking to be Europe’s most powerful charging hotspot.

    Fastned has plenty of experience when it comes to charging stations. After all, they’ve built 137 in countries like Germany, Belgium and the UK already. However, this Superhub looks to be their most ambitious location to date.

    It will have 38 fast and ultra-rapid chargers installed and ready to use. Of that number, 12 will consist of 250kW Tesla Supercharger stalls. Moreover, the 300kW chargers installed can add up to 300 miles in as little as 20 minutes.

    Charger provider Wenea will have the job of installing most of the stations mentioned.

    Unlike other UK charging hubs, all power (10MW) is pulled directly from the national grid. According to Pivot Power, this would make the site Europe’s no.1 when it comes to power drawn.

    “Our goal is to help the UK accelerate a net-zero carbon future by delivering power where it is needed to support the EV and clean energy revolution,” adds Matt Allen, CEO of Pivot Power.

    © Credit to Fastned

    A full network of Superhubs are in development

    This ESO hub is one of up to 40 sites planned by Pivot Power. Multiple locations across the UK are in the works. The proposed ESO is simply step one.

    Demand for EVs is increasing, more so in the UK. In 2020 alone, the number of all-electric vehicles registered jumped from 1.7% to 6.6%. Expect this statistic to jump once again once the 2021 data arrives.

    “Electric drivers in the United Kingdom still face limited charging infrastructure coverage, and this hub will add to the charging infrastructure for all-electric drivers.”
    — Fastned

    More EVs means more charging stations are needed. Which only explains Fastned’s appearance in recent years. Right now, only the north has felt the jolt of Fastned — in areas like Sunderland, Newcastle and Dundee.

    This Oxford site will be the furthest they’ve travelled south.

    The first of many. There’s no doubt about it.

    The Energy Superhub Oxford is expected to open at the end of 2021, located at Redbridge Park and Ride.

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