THE UK's fastest-growing network for electric vehicle charging points has increased access to public charging in the Highlands with three high-powered chargers installed in Caithness.

Osprey has funded the installation, operation and oversees maintenance of the chargers which are all supplied with renewable energy in the car park at John o'Groats.

The 75kW chargers are compatible with every current electric vehicle, adding 100 miles of range in 35 minutes, depending on the vehicle model and its battery.

Situated next to the John o’ Groats destination on the NC500, the chargers are designed to work with contactless bank cards, Apple/Google Pay, the Osprey App and RFID card payments.

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Osprey Charging believes that "every electric vehicle driver should have access to a simple and convenient charging experience".

The installation is hoped to encourage electric vehicle uptake in the area and electric touring of the NC500 route.

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 all drivers, from Cornwall to the top of Scotland.

"Osprey now has over 800 charge points installed across the UK, with each location carefully designed to maximise space, accessibility and availability and made to the latest and highest standards. This new charging site at John o’ Groats is a fantastic addition to the re-charging network that will enable the decarbonisation of transport in the UK.”

Allan Leech, CEO at Heritage Great Britain PLC, who have partnered with Osprey to deliver the project, added: “We are excited to introduce rapid charging facilities at the iconic John o’ Groats destination. Providing a memorable experience is paramount for us, and as the demand for electric vehicle charging points rises, our partnership with Osprey enables us to meet the evolving needs of our visitors and the broader community.

"This new initiative not only enhances the visitor experience but also contributes to our commitment to sustainability. We look forward to working with Osprey to bring rapid charging to more of our locations in the future.”

As electric vehicle uptake increases across the country ahead of the 2035 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles, Osprey Charging expect more visitors to the Highlands and in particular on the NC500 route will look for electric vehicle charging as standard.