Oxford United Football Club Installs EV Charger at Training Ground

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Blink Charging has installed a network of on-street and taxi rapid charging units across Oxford, now we are working in collaboration with Oxford City Council (OCC) and Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) to develop an exciting fast-charging partnership. The partnership will aim to facilitate charging for OUFC players, staff members and visitors to the training ground, but is also designed to engage local fleets. Blink will install 7kW Alfen Eve Double charge points at the training ground, available for all users on site between the morning and afternoon.

The scheme then aims to take advantage of the business park opposite OUFC’s training ground, with charging points available overnight for any fleet vehicles, which will then be able to go about their daily business the following morning having fully charged their EVs. Blink sees this scheme as having multiple benefits for EV owners, fleet drivers and the wider Oxford community, with the most important of these being the consolidation of a multiple-use charging infrastructure within Oxford. We want to ensure that charge point coverage across Oxford accommodates various needs and users in line with OCC’s strategic aims and that there is sufficient provision to accommodate the expected increase in EV uptake within the city.

The scheme will also ensure that businesses within the local area looking to electrify their fleets and those commuting to OUFC’s training ground are supported. This tri-party agreement will further bolster the delivery of OCC’s clean air goals, and see the ‘business case’ for electrification across the city supported. Blink will engage with the DNO during the project to ensure that there is sufficient power for future expandability, with future-proof passive electrical cables installed in anticipation of further EV uptake.

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