The MP for Welwyn Hatfield, Grant Shapps, joined team members from Osprey Charging Network in visiting their new EV Charging Hub.

Situated next to The Bakehouse pub and an Aldi supermarket, and owned and operated by Osprey Charging, the chargers are an ideal place to charge an EV whilst going shopping or for a bite to eat. The new rapid charge points are compatible with every EV on the market and can add 100 miles of range in as little as 10 minutes, depending on the model of the vehicle and its battery.

At the hub, Mr Shapps discussed with Osprey CEO Ian Johnston the capabilities of the eight newly installed 300kW ultra-rapid EV chargers, all of which accept bank cards in line with new government regulations.

Mr Shapps, being an owner of an electric car, was impressed by the new charging hubs and commended Osprey on bringing their rapid charging technology to Welwyn Hatfield. He commented:

“I’m delighted to see the expansion of Osprey’s EV charging site, which has proved to be an important asset to Welwyn Hatfield’s EV drivers. Fast, reliable and easy-to-use public EV charging locations such as this hub are vitally important and practically support the uptake of electric vehicles at the local level too.”

Ian Johnston, the CEO of Osprey, thanked Mr Shapps for his visit and emphasised Osprey’s priority of providing for the growing demand for public EV charging across the constituency:

“A crucial element of our strategy at Osprey is to understand the requirements of our customers and adapt the network to meet growing customer demand, installing more chargers in locations where they are needed. The Bakehouse is one of our most popular sites, and now the latest in our rollout of 150 high-power hubs, including upgrading existing in-demand locations such as this.”

Mr Shapps thanked the Osprey team for inviting him to see their new EV Charging Hub location and looks forward to seeing the public and himself using it in the near future.