Public rapid charge hub opens on M6

New eight-bay and seven-bay rapid charging hubs have been opened for public use at a Welcome Break service area, it has been announced.

The new hubs, which are located on the northbound and southbound parts of the M6, will enable EV users to rapidly charge their vehicles on one of the UK’s busiest motorways.

Provided by InstaVolt, the eight-bay rapid charging hub on the northbound carriageway, near Corley in the Midlands has already opened, and another seven-bay charging hub on the southbound carriageway will open at the end of March.

The firm has installed 570 rapid chargers to-date across the UK as part of a £50m investment plan to deliver 5,000 rapid chargers by 2025.

InstaVolt’s chief executive Officer Adrian Keen said: “Our project at Welcome Break marks a significant step forward for EV drivers who, for the first time, can now enjoy InstaVolt’s award winning contactless payment and class leading reliability on a motorway service area.

“The M6 has particular importance to us as it is one of the busiest and longest continuous motorways in the UK. serving the country’s second city, Birmingham, while bypassing Coventry and the market town of Rugby.”

John Diviney, CEO of Welcome Break, said: “We are delighted to embark on this project with InstaVolt and to support our customers’ growing demand for EV charging points at our service areas.

“As the leading provider of EV charge points on the motorway network, we are glad to be playing our part in the EV rollout across the UK and look forward to welcoming customers who will be able to enjoy the many amenities that Welcome Break has to offer while charging their vehicles.”

  • image courtesy of InstaVolt

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