Friday, April 19, 2024

UK’s largest public EV charging hub unveiled

The EV Network (EVN), bp pulse, and NEC Group have launched the UK’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging hub capable of charging 180 EVs Simultaneously on the NEC Campus in the West Midlands.

The new charging hub will use the bp pulse’s Gigahub large electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging hubs.

bp pulse has partnered with EV Networks to ensure that Gigahub provides the best possible experience for its customers, while it will use its expertise to operate the new hub. bp pulse provides the right charging speed at the right place. It focuses on ultra-fast and rapid charging points to provide a comprehensive EV charging network.

The RT Hon Jeremy Hunt MP stated, “This is the biggest private investment in electric charging in the UK and is a huge vote of confidence in Britain’s role as a leader in green industries.”

“The ground-breaking site will be a major transport hub for the future and marks a significant step in our rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country.”

The new charging hub is capable of charging 180 EVs Simultaneously, as the new Gigahub from NEC has 30 ultra-fast 150KW and 150 fast 7kW charge points.

Gigahub offers a charging speed range from 300kW for ultra-fast DC charging to 7kW AC charging, meeting the diverse needs of various EV drivers.

All visitors to Gigahub will have access to the new Starbucks Coffee Drive-Through, offering fast charging to provide EV drivers with the services they need while they wait.

As an investor for this multi-million-pound project, the EV Network (EVN) also designed, developed, and built the EV Charging Gigahub after signing a long-term contract with the NEC Group to bring EV charging infrastructure across the campus.

The NEC Group’s strategic involvement provided the land for the project. The local advantages of its real estate, at the heart of the national motorway network, make it an ideal location to accommodate the UK’s largest EV charging hub.

According to bp pulse company, the new Gigahub is expected to attract and serve seven million visitors to the NEC Campus annually, along with a wide range of other road users that make up the area’s average annual traffic count of 60 million – accessed via the main NEC Campus by road, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) from junction 6 on the M42 and just 2.4 miles (3.8 km) from junction 7A for the M6.