EVSE provider Franklin Energy plans to construct a gigantic 236-bay EV charging hub at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London. The public charging station will part of Franklin’s LiFe Network, and will use chargers built by EVBox.
Franklin Energy will build the mega-hub in several phases. Initially, fifty 22 kW AC charging points and two 350 kW DC fast chargers will be installed in the shopping centre’s car park. These will be completed by the end of 2021. The company hopes to install the rest of the planned chargers by 2026.
The large shopping destination is located by a major highway interchange, and attracted over 15 million shoppers in 2011. Franklin Energy says the charging hub will not only benefit existing customers, but will also provide charging for cars passing by on the nearby M1, A41 and A406 via the North Circular, which saw pre-pandemic traffic levels of about 80 million cars per year.