A new-fangled electric vehicle charging hub, Oxford Energy Super Hub, has been dubbed Europe’s ‘most powerful’ centre. The centre will officially open today in Oxford, delivering speedy and ultra-fast charging capacity for around 42 vehicles concurrently.
Europe’s Oxford Energy Super Hub
The inauguration underscores the completion of the Oxford Energy Super Hub, which amalgamates battery, renewables, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to deliver both swift charging points and grid balancing services.
Pivot Power has established the endeavour, an EDF Renewables subsidiary, Tesla Superchargers, charge point technology aficionados – Fastned, the Oxford City Council, and Wenea.
Fastned has preliminarily installed ten charging bays at the Oxford Energy Super Hub with 300kW power, adept at including 300 miles of range in merely 20 minutes for several electric vehicles daily. In the meantime, Wenea has implemented twenty 7kW to 22kW charging bays. In addition, Tesla Superchargers will be accessible for Tesla proprietors. Wenea’s electric vehicle charging stations was installed by ODS – a subsidiary of the Oxford City Council.
Essentially, the project showcases 10MW of mounted capacity on-site, translating that the centre can extend charging abilities for 400 automobiles as the United Kingdom’s fleet strives to shift towards plug-in models.
The site, situated at Oxford’s Redbridge Park and Ride, will also be motorized wholly by renewable energy.
The Oxford Energy Super Hub project was welcomed today by the Transport Minister, Trudy Harrison, who stated that the project was the most recent milestone in the United Kingdom’s strategies to extend its electric vehicle charging network swiftly.
The inauguration of the charging centre arrived on the same day as the initiation of the Energy Superhub Oxford’s hybrid battery system, which was established by Pivot Power to store renewable energy at times of expanded supply and deliver versatility to the United Kingdom’s grid.
The development integrates a 2MW/5MWh vanadium flow battery from Invinity Energy Systems, an energy storage specialist, with a 50MW/50MWh lithium-ion battery from a tech firm Wärtsilä, that join hands to provide an innovative energy storage solution that can poise the intermittence of renewable energy on the grid.
A substation has already been integrated at the Oxford Bus Company’s Watlington Road depot. The former underpins the firm’s strategies to introduce more than 100 electric buses in the next two years.