High-powered electric charging points installed at John o' Groats
THREE new high-powered electric charging points have been installed at John o' Groats for the benefit of local people, businesses and tourists.
The initiative between Osprey Charging and Heritage Great Britain PLC will bolster the number of local and national electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the country. The John o' Groats site – on the popular North Coast 500 route – is the first collaboration between the two businesses.
The 75kW chargers are said to be compatible with every EV on the market, adding 100 miles of range in just 35 minutes, depending on the vehicle model and its battery. The chargers are easy to use and accept contactless and other payment cards.
The three new rapid chargers are expected to encourage EV uptake in the area and electric touring of the NC500 route, improve local air quality and reduce noise pollution.
Ian Johnston, the chief execuitve of Osprey Charging, said: "We’re delighted to launch this first charging location with Heritage Great Britain. The electric transition is well underway and we’re here to provide a reliable and rapid public charging service for all drivers, from Cornwall to the top of Scotland. Osprey now has over 800 charge points installed across the UK, with each location carefully designed to maximise space, accessibility and availability and made to the latest and highest standards. This new charging site at John o’ Groats is a fantastic addition to the re-charging network that will enable the decarbonisation of transport in the UK."
The chief executive of Heritage Great Britain PLC, Allan Leech, said: "We are excited to introduce rapid charging facilities at the iconic John o’ Groats destination. Providing a memorable experience is paramount for us, and as the demand for EV charging points rises, our partnership with Osprey enables us to meet the evolving needs of our visitors and the broader community. This new initiative not only enhances the visitor experience but also contributes to our commitment to sustainability. We look forward to working with Osprey to bring rapid charging to more of our locations in the future."
Osprey funded the installation and operation of the chargers at Groats and oversees maintenance of the chargers which are all supplied with renewable energy.