Electric vehicle (EV) charge point network InstaVolt has announced it is on track to become the largest owner-operated rapid charging network in the UK later this year. 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 InstaVolt network has more than 200 chargers in construction and a pipeline of new sites in development with its partner landlords. This 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 electric vehicle 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 InstaVolt network, which was awarded the title of “Best EV Charging Network” in the UK last year by Zap-Map, will also launch its first rapid chargers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Adrian Keen, InstaVolt CEO, 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 percent and there is no slow down expected over the coming months and years. Each month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMTs) figures demonstrate the rise in electric cars on the road, and InstaVolt’s announcement helps to dispel the myth that investment in charging infrastructure is lacking behind vehicle numbers.
Keen added: “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.”