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Osprey Charging installs first Recharge EV charge point at Shell dealer-owned site

Osprey Charging installs Shell Recharge charge point

Osprey Charging Network has installed its first Shell Recharge EV charge point at a Shell service station as part of the fuel company’s aim to develop a charging network across England, Scotland and Wales.

As part of this, Osprey will fund, install and operate high-powered 175kW Tritium chargers under a lease arrangement at  Shell service stations, with all units operated under the Shell Recharge brand.

Osprey currently operates a public charging network in the UK of more than 200 charge points and the business secured £50 million of funding in 2019 to deploy more than 2,000 rapid chargers by 2024.

The company is targeting multiple Shell dealer forecourts, such as Shell Hovefield where it installed its first Shell Recharge unit, in 2021 to join the roll-out programme.

Bernie Williamson, Shell UK general manager, said: “For electric vehicle use to grow more rapidly, drivers need to feel confident that there are convenient and reliable means of recharging their vehicles when they are traveling.

“With Osprey supporting the development of our EV charging offer at dealer-owned sites, we will be able to continue serving busy customers at convenient locations as we aim to be the leading brand for on-the-go rapid charging.”

Osprey Charging, formely Engenie, announced a new roaming partnership with NewMotion in November, which saw 259 rapid connections added to NewMotion’s public charging network.

NewMotion and Osprey Charging are part of Hubject's international intercharge network.

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