EV charging network, InstaVolt, has added 16 extra 120kW rapid chargers at its Stroud Park, Banbury site.
The facility, situated on the M40, is now one of the UK’s largest charging hubs, with 32 chargers in total following the installation of an initial eight 125kW rapid chargers and eight 150kW Alpitronic chargers.
In line with PAS1899 specification for accessible charge points, the site now includes twelve wider access bays and four fully accessible bays.
The four accessible bays have the required 1.2m distancing in front of, and between the chargepoints.
All 16 new chargers are installed flush to the ground at the same level as the parking bay and the site features additional lighting throughout.
The site has also been adapted to provide access to local amenities for drivers with a diverse range of accessibility needs.
InstaVolt’s charging network delivers rapid charge via contactless payment with no customer sign up or subscription required.
Adrian Keen, InstaVolt’s chief executive officer, said, “As of last month, there are over 690,000 battery-electric cars on UK roads.
“InstaVolt is taking steps, such as our Stroud Park expansion, to ensure that adequate charging infrastructure is available to keep up with the increase in EV uptake and bridge the gap between the number of vehicles and chargers.
“We’re not only building rapid EV chargers to meet consumers’ needs but recognise that EV charging should be as accessible and inclusive as possible.
“By expanding our existing Banbury hub to include accessible and wider access charging bays, we’re demonstrating our commitment to improving the industry’s accessibility issues, where we’re able to do so.”