LondonMetric, a FTSE250 listed real estate management company, and InstaVolt, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charge point network, have partnered to install accessible rapid EV chargers across its UK real estate.
LondonMetric owns one of the UK’s leading listed logistics platforms alongside a grocery-led long income portfolio. It owns £3.5 billion of assets so this is good news for current electric car drivers, and will potentially, encourage others to make the switch with charging infrastructure on hand.
The first 10 sites where rapid chargers will be deployed across the company’s real estate portfolio have been confirmed. Construction across all sites will be completed in the coming months.
The initial stage of the partnership will see an average of six rapid chargers deployed at each location. The chargers will offer charging speeds of up to 160kW and are capable of adding more than 250 miles (402km) of range in 30 minutes.
Responding to customer needs and inline with PAS1899 BSI standards, the 10 planned sites will include provision for accessible charging bays as part of InstaVolt’s commitment to provide accessible charging at new site locations.
New sites will include a number of accessible features such as chargers installed flush to the ground at the same level as the parking bay, removal of wheel stops and adequate lighting throughout. InstaVolt will continue to look at accessibility needs for all future LondonMetric sites in the wider portfolio and install charging bays with accessibility in mind.
Andrew Jones, LondonMetric CEO, said: “I’m delighted to be working with InstaVolt as part of our strategy to increase electric vehicle chargers across our portfolio. The InstaVolt brand is well known for its reliability and ease of use, both of which are critical to customers looking for rapid charging.”
Antony Urquhart, InstaVolt COO, said: “InstaVolt’s partnership with LondonMetric will provide significant deployment of chargers at key locations across the UK.
“Our focus is not only to provide volume of infrastructure but also to incorporate our new charging station designs to make EV charging accessible for all drivers. This is a fantastic partnership that will benefit all”.
The partnership with LondonMetric and the installation of the sites across the UK forms part of InstaVolt’s significant infrastructure expansion plans following its acquisition by EQT in 2022. The company is working towards its target of 10,000 rapid EV chargers by 2032.
This partnership forms part of the organisation’s dedication to improving charging infrastructure to meet growing demand for public EV chargers throughout the UK and Europe, with accessibility of design at front of mind. Recently, InstaVolt announced it was partnering with TatvaSoft for its electric vehicle charging mobile app development.