Oxford City Council’s Public Electric Vehicle Charging Hub Project

Browne Jacobson acted for Oxford City Council on the matter.

The transaction involved a high-profile infrastructure project which will support the City of Oxford in its sustainable goals strategy through the launch of an electrical vehicle (EV) charging hub.

Work has already begun on the Oxford Superhub which is located at Redbridge Park & Ride and is expected to formally launch in Spring 2022. The project, which is the largest of its kind in the UK will help Oxford push on with its ambition to become a Zero Carbon Oxford by 2040.

The 24-hour superhub will run on 100% renewable energy and is compatible with all EV makes and models. It will allow hundreds of EV drivers per day to charge simultaneously at the highest rates possible providing up to 300kW of power which can add up to 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes.

The Browne Jacobson project team which included government sector lawyer and Legal Director, Alex Kynoch, and real estate partner, Zo Hoida (Picture) provided advice on the contractual and property law elements linked to the charge point operators and the power supplier. Tom Bainbridge, founding partner of Lux Nova Partners, a specialist clean energy law firm also worked with the Browne Jacobson team on the project.

Involved fees earner: Zo Hoida – Browne Jacobson; Alex Kynoch – Browne Jacobson; Tom Bainbridge – Lux Nova Partners;

Law Firms: Browne Jacobson; Lux Nova Partners;

Clients: Oxford City Council;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma