The UK’s leading and fastest-growing EV rapid charging network, Osprey Charging, has increased access to public charging in East Renfrewshire with eight high-powered EV chargers installed at the Barrhead Retail Park supporting local residents, businesses and visitors with reliable EV infrastructure.
The 300kW rapid charge points are compatible with every EV on the market today and can add 100 miles of range in just 15-20 minutes, depending on the model of the vehicle and its battery. Situated in a retail park, the hub is an ideal place to charge an EV whilst popping for a bite to eat at Burger King, grabbing a coffee at Starbucks, or doing the shopping at Lidl.
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. Furthermore, Osprey’s in-house software, Osprey Iris, enables market-leading levels of reliability and innovation in EV roaming.
Access to charging is one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption, but Osprey Charging believes that every EV driver should have access to a simple and convenient charging experience. This 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: “The electric transition is well underway and we’re here to provide a reliable and rapid public charging service for drivers, from Cornwall to the 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 hub at the Barrhead Retail Park is a vital part of the re-charging network that will enable the decarbonisation of transport in the UK.”
As EV uptake increases across the country ahead of the 2035 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles, more and more of East Renfrewshire’s visitors will look for EV charging as standard. Osprey has funded this installation, operation and oversees maintenance of the chargers which are all supplied with renewable energy. London & Scottish Investments, the landlord for the hub, benefits from a future-proofed car park and being able to attract more EV drivers as customers.
Osprey charging locations are consistently scored highly for safety and accessibility by independent inspection body ChargeSafe, and Osprey is in the Top 3 UK Chargepoint Network Operators for both personal safety and accessibility.