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The First RAW Charge Yard Officially Opens

RAW Charging, a rapidly growing provider of electric vehicle charging solutions and infrastructure for the UK’s net zero future, is pleased to announce the launch of a new EV charging facility in Slough’s town centre.


·       RAW have installed eight DC rapid chargers, capable of up to 300kW per port and four AC 22kW chargers, providing miles of charging power for customers.

·       The EV charging facility is only 1.9 miles from Junction 6 of the M4, located at The Urban Building on Albert Street on a piece of previously disused land owned by Abrdn.

·       The charging hub will be available to the public 24/7, with space for 12 EVs to charge simultaneously.

The Charge Yard facility is designed to deliver EV charging to the people of Slough, including office workers, taxi drivers, passers-by, delivery drivers and anyone who is in the area. With an estimated 35% of drivers needing to charge their EV’s away from home, EV charging is a valuable additional amenity to the town centre.

The site will deliver EV charging solutions and hopes to encourage the residents of Slough to transfer from petrol and diesel vehicles to EVs ahead of the Government ban in 2030.

RAW Charging is paving the way in EV destination charging, giving the site a new lease of life, with the piece of land previously disused. Through converting old and unused locations, RAW is bringing sites such as the one found on Albert Street back into sustainable use, offering vital EV charging for the communities in Slough.

The EV charging hub can be found on at The Urban Building on Albert Street in Slough, just 1.9 miles from Junction 6 of the M4 and will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week featuring an on-site café.

The initiative aims to support Abrdn’s commitment to reducing emissions, and with the UK committing to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 the initiative would also contribute to much-needed electric charging infrastructure.

Bruce Galliford, CEO, RAW Charging, said:

“The EV Charging Hub in Slough is at the heart of the local community. The installation of 12 chargers at the site will provide a crucial EV charging service to those who live and work in Slough, with the chargers available 24 hours a day. We look forward to developing more sites like this across the UK in the future.”

Cameron MacKay, Portfolio Manager, Abrdn, said

“Abrdn are excited to be able to facilitate the creation of the charging hub at Slough, which plays an important part in aiding the transport industry to transition to lower carbon impact.”