New electronic vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed in Poundbury.

Osprey Charging installed four high-powered EV chargers at Saltash Place to support local residents and businesses with a reliable EV infrastructure.

The 60kW rapid charge points are compatible with every EV on the market today and can typically add 100 miles of range in just 35 minutes, depending on the model of the vehicle and its battery.

Situated at Saltash Place public car park, the chargers are an ideal place to charge an EV whilst visiting Poundbury or popping to its local shops.

The chargers are easy to use and designed for simple payment, accepting contactless bank cards, Apple/Google Pay, the Osprey App and RFID card payments, as well as payments through all major third-party payment methods including fleet cards.

Osprey’s in-house software, Osprey Iris, enables market-leading levels of reliability and innovation in EV roaming.

Access to charging is one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption, and this installation is expected to encourage EV uptake in the area, bolstering the UK’s national charging infrastructure as well as improving local air quality, reducing noise pollution and supporting local decarbonisation efforts.

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “The electric transition is well underway and we’re here to provide a reliable and rapid public charging service for drivers, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands.

"Osprey now has over 1000 charge points installed across the UK, each carefully designed to maximise space, accessibility and availability and made to the latest and highest standards.

"The new charging hub at Saltash Place in Poundbury will form a vital part of the re-charging network that will enable the decarbonisation of transport in the UK.”

As EV uptake increases across the country ahead of the 2035 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles, more and more of Dorset’s visitors will be looking for EV charging as standard.

Osprey has funded this installation, operation and oversees maintenance of the chargers which are all supplied with renewable energy.

The Duchy of Cornwall, the landlord for the hub, benefits from a future-proofed car park and being able to attract more EV drivers as customers.

Osprey charging locations are consistently scored highly for safety and accessibility by independent inspection body ChargeSafe, and Osprey is in the top three UK Chargepoint Network Operators for both personal safety and accessibility.