The Oxford Superhub announced that they choose Tesla as one of the charging solutions for their new park-and-ride site. The slated site is the most powerful EV charging hub in Europe.
The project is part of EDF Renewables and includes Oxford City Council, Fastned and Wenea and Pivot Power. The station’s power comes from renewable energy and offers 12 Tesla Superchargers and 26 other chargers.
To meet the current UK targets, the country needs to install 700 chargers per day until 2030. Naturally, this is not there, but the infrastructure is starting to come into focus.
However, the debate around the switch to EVs is still a debate. The UK Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee released a report last week which touched on the situation. The report notes that consumers are not convinced zero-emission cars are a suitable alternative to internal combustion vehicles.
In response to the report, the UK government announced a 2.8 billion pound investment in helping the industry and consumers switch. This investment includes charge points and R&E funds for new technology.