InstaVolt upgrades existing chargers
Charging network operator InstaVolt has upgraded more than 200 existing charge points across its network.
The work, which covers the ChargePoint CPE250 chargers, has already commenced with the total upgrade expected to take six weeks. The firm aims to finalise work by the end of March 2023 with 50kW chargers upgraded to 125kW – reducing charging times.
The upgraded chargers will join the network’s other high-speed points with the firm claiming to have the largest ultra-rapid network in the UK.
Customers will be able to track progress of the upgrades through InstaVolt’s social media channels – and newly upgraded chargers can be identified using InstaVolt’s charger map, the InstaVolt app or digital EV platforms such as Zap-Map.
The upgrades follow several site expansions, with additional chargers added to high footfall locations – and as part of InstaVolt’s commitment to growing the UK’s charging infrastructure, reliability and customer experience for EV owners.
Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “With this round of upgrades, drivers will experience faster rates of charging on our popular CPE250 chargers, subject to their car being able to accept greater than 50kW. This will reduce charging times and allow drivers to get back on the road sooner.
“The majority of EVs on the road will benefit from this upgrade. With most of our CPE250s located next to convenience retail, and roadside food and drinks outlets including operators such as Costa Coffee and McDonald’s, this is another example of InstaVolt perfectly matching charging speeds to dwell time and providing an even better experience for its drivers.”
“The upgrades also benefit our fleet customers and is another great step to support the electrification of future fleets, reducing charging times and getting drivers back on the road quickly”.
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