Last year, BP presented its new Gigahub concept. This means larger facilities with charging points on important main roads and hubs. Now one of these facilities is open in the British metropolitan area of Birmingham, between London and Manchester.
The new GigaHub has 30 fast chargers with a capacity of 150 kW and 150 AC chargers with a capacity of 7 kW. So 180 electric cars can be charged simultaneously. The charging station is directly adjacent to the large event park NEC complex.
The new GigaHub will serve the NEC complex’s seven million annual visitors and the surrounding area’s routes with 60 million passing vehicles.
– This is the largest private investment in electric car charging in the UK and a clear indication of the UK’s role as a leader in green industries. Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has commented that the site will be an important transport hub for the future and a key step in rolling out electric car charging infrastructure across the country.
Sweden also excels
180 charging slots is impressive and it is a good combination with fast chargers and destination chargers. Sweden also excels with big facilities, but we are much sharper and are demonstrably ahead. Last year, the Hagastaden parking garage opened in Stockholm with 800 charging spaces. It was Europe’s largest parking lot for electric cars.
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