Rapid EV charging specialist InstaVolt is seeking planning permission to build the UK’s biggest fully open hub of ultra-rapid EV chargers on the Syon Park estate in Brentford, inside the M25.
Close to the M4, A4 and A315, the site sits near several key commuter routes accessing the capital’s western suburbs.
The company says it grew its network of chargers by 45% last year. Four months ago it racked up its 1,000th charge point of all speeds, as it expanded its Stroud Park facility – pictured – in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
It intends installing 10,000 rapid charge points across Britain this decade.
InstaVolt operates an open charger model, allowing any EV owner to use the charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The outcome of today’s Parliamentary bye-election in Uxbridge, west London, the seat vacated by liar & disgraced premier Johnson, is reportedly hanging at least on part on the popularity of mayor Sadiq Khan’s extension of low-carbon motoring via the ULEZ to London’s outer suburbs.
Instavolt sees the Syon Park venture as the latest in in a string of announcements, demonstrating the company’s commitment to ensuring charging infrastructure keeps up with demand.
CEO Adrian Keen said: “The location of Syon Park is pivotal to engaging those who live on the commuter belt and providing them with an option to charge at a site where they themselves can switch off and recharge.
“Being able to launch a large hub with reliable charging and access to amenities Syon Park offers, is key to encouraging a change of sentiment when it comes to charging in the UK. We want EV drivers to see charging as an opportunity to rest, take in nature, or stop for a bite to eat.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Syon Park on this project to fulfil our commitment to a greener future and instil confidence in drivers making the switch to EV.”