Osprey Charging has increased access to public charging in Nottinghamshire with eight high-powered EV chargers installed at the Gamston Lock pub.
The hub is the latest location built with long-term partner Marston’s, and therefore part of one of the largest EV charging networks in the hospitality sector. Osprey has installed and now operate rapid charge points at over 150 Marston’s locations.
The 300kW rapid charge points are compatible with every EV on the market today and can typically add 100 miles of range in just 10-25 minutes, depending on the model of the vehicle and its battery. Situated next to a restaurant, the chargers are an ideal place to charge an EV whilst popping for a bite to eat.
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.
Access to charging is one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption and the 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.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “We’re delighted to open another large hub with Marston’s; over the years their welcoming pubs and restaurants have become well-known and popular charge stops for EV drivers. The electric transition is well underway and we’re here to provide a reliable and rapid public charging service for drivers, from Cornwall to Scottish Highlands. Each of our new locations is carefully designed to maximise space, accessibility and availability of chargers, working to the latest and highest standards. This new charging site at the Gamston Lock pub and restaurant near Nottingham is a vital part of the re-charging network that will enable the decarbonisation of transport in the UK.”
Andy Kershaw for Marston’s added: “We are delighted to add the Gamston Lock to our growing network of Rapid EV Chargers. Marston’s now has one of the biggest independent Rapid EV charger networks in the UK. Every week we see an increase in use demonstrating the growing demand across the country, they are a great addition for our customers who can enjoy and bite to eat or a drink whilst their batteries are charging.”