EV charging network InstaVolt has installed its 1,000th charger as part of its expansion of the Stroud Park hub on the M40 near Banbury, Oxfordshire.
In line with PAS1899 BSI standards for accessible charge points, InstaVolt’s Stroud Park site features fully accessible charging bays, as part of the firm’s commitment to provide accessible charging at new site locations. The expansion will be open and available to the public next week, following a short period of commissioning.
The news comes a year on from EQT Infrastructure’s acquisition of InstaVolt and reinforces the firm’s commitment to accelerate InstaVolt’s expansion plans.
In the last year InstaVolt has grown its network by 45% with overseas expansion progressing alongside several key partnership announcements as it aims for 10,000 rapid chargers in the UK by 2032.
As well as continuing to develop sites with its corporate partners including Costa Coffee, McDonald’s and EH Booths supermarkets, InstaVolt is also developing a number of new hubs at strategically chosen locations across the country, it said.
InstaVolt’s Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Keen said: “It’s a huge accomplishment to energise our 1,000th UK charger. Improving public charging infrastructure across the country is key for consumers to feel confident enough to make the switch to electric vehicles. This week’s SMMT figures highlight the continued rise in EVs on the road, and our roll-out programme demonstrates our commitment to supporting this. The demand is there and CPOs – alongside policy makers and government – need to continue to provide the infrastructure for the switch to be successful.
“Over the next ten years, we’ll continue to strive towards our goal of energising 10,000 rapid EV chargers by 2032, prioritising the hub model which will have reliability and accessibility at its core.”
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