InstaVolt on track to install 1,000 rapid chargers this year
InstaVolt has confirmed that it is on track to become the largest owner-operated rapid EV charging network later this year with the company set to reach a figure of 1,000 rapid chargers installed by the summer.
The announcement comes during a period of rapid growth, with the charge point operator planning to energise its 700th charger in the coming weeks. In addition to this, the network has more than 200 chargers in construction, and a pipeline of new sites in development with its partner-landlords that include McDonald’s, Costa Coffee, EH Booths and KFC which will see charger numbers exceed 1,000 during the summer months.
The company continues to push forward with the development of a network that covers the whole of the UK and supports drivers in delivering easy-to-use, reliable rapid chargers at convenient locations. Not only is the network opening new sites to make chargers accessible to more EV drivers, but is also about to launch its first expansion project as it installs eight additional chargers at its popular hub on the M40 in Banbury. During 2022 the network will also launch its first rapid chargers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
InstaVolt’s Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Keen said: “Improving public charging infrastructure across the whole of the UK is vital for people to feel confident enough to make the switch to electric vehicles. I’m proud to be spearheading the delivery of more rapid chargers to all four corners of the UK.
“The past year has seen InstaVolt grow its network by over 50%, and there is no slow down expected over the coming months and years. Each month, SMMTs figures demonstrate the rise in EVs on the road, and our announcement dispels the myth that investment in charging infrastructure is lacking behind vehicle numbers.
“Not only does the UK need more chargers, but those chargers need to be reliable, in great locations and easy to use. The InstaVolt network delivers these requirements to drivers, as well as corporate fleets making the transition to electric.”
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