Each site will host up to six high powered Tritium 75kW chargers adding up to 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
The first site to open will be at Haddington Retail Park near Edinburgh. Further sites are due to go into construction throughout 2022. Ediston sites include stores run by Aldi, The Food Warehouse and Costa.
Graham Lind, head of retail warehouse asset management at Ediston, said: “With EV registrations increasing year-on-year, we’re fast approaching a new era of electric transport. On-site EV charging at retail parks will soon become an essential offering and customers will expect to be able to charge their vehicles wherever they shop, and our tenants will expect us to provide the infrastructure which enables them to do so.”
Besides future-proofing Ediston’s portfolio for the growing demand for EV charging, the new chargers will also bring an added incentive for customers to choose its sites, as well as directly benefiting Ediston’s tenants with increased footfall and dwell time.
“Retail parks are prime locations for EV charging, allowing drivers to top up their EVs while making use of the retail facilities on site,” said Patrick Sherriff, business development director at Osprey Charging.
“By ‘grabbing the grid’ and securing vital connections for rapid EV chargers before its competitors, Ediston is positioning its sites as the go-to shopping destinations for EV drivers.”
This latest development is part of Osprey’s wider plans to install more than 150 EV charging hubs across the UK by 2024.
Last year, Osprey was named the UK’s favourite public charging network in Zap-Map’s annual survey.