Tritium to add 110 fast chargers to Osprey Charging’s network

Australian EV charging firm Tritium is to supply Osprey Charging with 110 rapid chargers across retail parks and major transport routes.

The chargers are expected to be added to 40 new charging destinations, increasing Osprey’s network by 25%. The move comes after Osprey’s recent announcement of plans to invest £75 million in over 150 rapid electric vehicle charging hubs across the UK by 2025.

This announcement from Tritium also follows news of the expansion of London’s ultra-low emissions zone, and many of the new charging destinations will be located within greater London to increase access to rapid charging for drivers and businesses transitioning to electric transportation.

Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to see the UK transitioning to electric transportation in a big way. This past September, about 15% of all British car sales were electric, setting a new record for the country and a strong indicator of the UK’s technology switch.

“We’re so pleased to be working with Osprey to increase access to rapid charging and ease drivers’ transition to EVs through a fast, reliable and convenient charging experience.”

Ian Johnston, Osprey Charging Network CEO, added: “It’s a race to meet the ever-growing demand for EV charging in the UK, and we aim to be Britain’s rapid charging network of choice.

“To achieve our goal, we required a cutting edge and reliable technology partner, and Tritium is a perfect fit. Easy and intuitive user experiences are key to EV uptake, and Tritium excels in developing products that are not only relevant to the market, but also so easy to use. And, with their modular and scalable charging technology, Osprey gets market-leading reliability and the flexibility to easily increase charger power.”

Earlier this week, Tritium also announced that it had secured the global tender to supply Shell with to provide fast charging technology and services to its Recharge sites.

This agreement is expected to help accelerate the supply of Tritium DC fast chargers to their business operations in Europe, South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America, in pursuit of Shell’s ambition to operate 500,000 charge points by 2025 and 2,500,000 by 2030.