Wells & Co and Osprey Charging install first of 50 of EV charging points
The Wells & Co. family brewer and pub company have announced the installation of their first 23 rapid electric vehicle charging points at seven of their sites in the UK in partnership with Osprey Charging.
The partnership with Osprey Charging will see 12 rapid charging locations installed, (totalling almost 50 rapid charge points) across the Wells & Co. estate of 170 pubs, including three high-power charging hubs.
The first seven sites will each contain three 75kW rapid chargers and are located at d’Parys Hotel, Bedford (pictured), The Chequers Inn, Knebworth, Old White Horse, Baldock, The Swan Inn, Milton Keynes, and Kings Arms, Newport Pagnell.
Two are also installed at Cottage Inn, Kenilworth, and an ultra-rapid 6-charger hub will go live imminently at The Eaton Oak, St Neot’s. Charging locations can be searched for by location name or address on Zap-Map.
“We know from experience that electric vehicle drivers choose to stop at locations where they can enjoy their re-charge time in a safe and comfortable environment with food and amenities,” said Ian Johnston, CEO at Osprey Charging Network.
“Wells & Co’s pubs provide this warm welcome and high-quality experience, whilst retaining the individuality of each pub.
“We’re delighted that our rapid charge points can add a valuable service to these unique locations.”
All Osprey Charging locations take Zap-Pay, a simple way to pay for your charging sessions via the Zap-Map app, and are powered by 100% renewable energy.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Osprey,” said Nick Wells, Head of Estates and fifth-generation family member.
“We will be working with both our managed houses and our pub partners to help support a widespread network across the country for electric vehicle drivers.
“Wells are committed to our Triple Bottom Line Philosophy that balances people, planet and profit, and this is just one of many initiatives underway in our business.”