EV charging network InstaVolt is doubling the number of ultra-rapid EV chargers at its hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire from 16 to 32.
The new 120kW rapid chargers will be installed alongside the existing ones at the site on the M40, and no charge points will be unavailable during construction of the project.
They will be available to use from spring 2023 and the extension will include four wider access bays and four fully accessible bays with the required 1.2m distancing in front of, and between the charge points.
All 16 new chargers will be installed flush to the ground at the same level as the parking bay and the site will feature additional lighting throughout.
The extension of the Banbury hub forms part of InstaVolt’s infrastructure expansion plans following its acquisition by EQT earlier this year.
Instavolt is working towards its target of 10,000 rapid EV chargers by 2032 and has already increased its network by nearly 50% in the last 12 months.
Adrian Keen, InstaVolt’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “The number of EVs on the road is up year on year, with recent figures showing the ratio of EVs to charge points now sits at 15:1.
“InstaVolt is building rapid EV chargers to meet consumers’ needs and as a company, we go further than just installing charge points – we want to be industry leaders and ensure we’re building chargers that everyone can use.
“By expanding our existing Banbury hub to include fully accessible charge points, we’re demonstrating our commitment to improving the industry’s accessibility issues, where we are able to do so.”