Oxford City Council, Pivot Power, Fastned, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea have officially launched Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub, marking the completion of the Energy Superhub Oxford.
The charging center will initially offer fast and ultra-fast charging for 42 vehicles at a time at Redbridge Park and Ride in Oxford. The charging hub will be powered entirely by renewable energy. With 10MW of installed capacity on site, the hub can be scaled up by accepting EVs to provide charging for 400 vehicles, helping to support the expected 36 million EVs on UK roads by 2040. The project is part of a national network of energy superhubs developed by Pivot Power that combine drive-connected batteries and EV charging energy infrastructure to enable more renewables and accelerate the decarbonisation of transport.
Councilor Imogen Thomas, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice, Oxford City Council, said: “Oxford has a history of ambition as we strive to embrace new and exciting transport approaches in our city.
“Redbridge was the site of the country’s first fully-fledged park and ride in 1973 and now, almost 50 years later, we are home to the most powerful electric vehicle charging center in Europe.
“To achieve a zero-carbon Oxford by 2040, we need to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles and drivers want to know 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.”
“Electric vehicles form a key part of our strategy to decarbonise transport, so I am delighted to see the opening of the most powerful EV charging center in Oxford. Both government and industry, working together, are investing billions in projects like this to help provide infrastructure to support the UK’s electric revolution and growing EV sales. This in turn will help us to decarbonise transport, create high-skilled jobs and deliver cleaner UK air,” said Trudy Harrison MP, Minister for Decarbonisation of Transport.