Osprey Charging and local councillors launch upgraded popular electric car charging station


Osprey Charging were delighted to welcome Cllr Sharyn Wheale, Chair of Hart District Council; Cllr Rob Humby, Vice Chair of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Environment, Transport & Economy; Cllr Steve Forster, County Councillor for Fleet Town; and John Elson, Hart District Council Head of Technical Services, to launch our upgraded rapid charging site at Church Road Car Park, Fleet.

The Osprey Charging pilot of one rapid charger, in partnership with Hart Council, was a huge success and supported an increase in the electric vehicles in the area. The upgraded site now hosts two brand new rapid chargers, which can charge four cars at the same time with the simple tap of a contactless bank card.

Roy Sherriff, director of Hart Taxis and a frequent visitor to the chargers, also attended the launch alongside Peter Hoare and Gary C from local EV group Hampshire EVs. Osprey Charging was represented by Theresa Harris, who also organised the launch event, and Stephen Bates.

Hart District council have worked closely with the Osprey Charging team to host the chargers. The inwards investment from Osprey Charging has seen EV adoption rates within Hart increase, without any spend from the council, which also receives a revenue stream from Osprey Charging.

Residents, business vehicles and visitors can use these publicly accessible chargers 24/7, using a contactless bank card to pay just for the electricity they have used. Company vehicle drivers can also use their All Star one electric card. The chargers are compatible with all cars currently available on the market and each can charge two cars simultaneously.