Ingleton Wood chosen to deliver ultra-fast EV charging network

by Liam Turner
an electric vehicle being charged

The EV Network has tasked Ingleton Wood to develop and deliver a major rollout of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on key road networks and locations across the UK.

The partnership aims to provide more than 100 ultra-fast charging stations over the next few years to increase the availability of EV charging before the ban of new petrol and diesel cars takes effect in 2030.

All schemes will be committed to a  net-zero strategy using renewable materials and supply chains during construction, and each site will use renewable electricity from the National Grid – in addition to solar panels built into the roof and energy storage systems.

The new technology allows for a 15-minute visit using 300kW chargers to charge a typical vehicle at between 10-20% to near 80%.

A planning application for the first EVN charging site has been submitted for a location at Cransley Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

The development will contain ultra-fast charging for 24 vehicles with a solar canopy and battery storage.

The electric vehicle charging stations will range from a charging hub with 12 ultra-fast charging points, to a larger forecourt, similar to the Kettering site, with 24 ultra-fast charging bays.

‘Fiercely committed to net-zero’

Commenting on the project, Anni Folan-White, partner at Ingleton Wood, said: “We are delighted to be working with The EV Network on this exciting and futuristic project to revolutionise EV charging across the UK – starting with this fantastic proposal in Northamptonshire.

“We have extensive experience in designing and managing complex infrastructure projects, and we’ve worked tirelessly and meticulously across our multi-disciplinary teams to make the initial concept a reality.

“We look forward to advancing this project and achieving our net-zero ambitions at such a pivotal moment, following the latest stark warnings on global climate change from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.”

Reza Shaybani, co-founder and chief executive of The EV Network, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Ingleton Wood to outline our vision and take the first step towards building our game-changing ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations.

“We are fiercely committed to delivering our ambitious net-zero strategy for all our schemes, from the construction process through to the green energy supplier we select for each site.

“We have spent the last few years working together with Ingleton Wood to develop a concept that can be implemented easily at a range of sites across the UK to ensure we are able to deliver the net zero infrastructure required to drive the nation’s ultra-fast EV revolution.”

Image: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash


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