InstaVolt has installed eight ultra-rapid EV charging stations at the Rhug Estate in Wales, capable of adding 100 miles of range in 15 minutes.
Scottish Power, in partnership with the Welsh Government, started work in March to fit the new electricity connections required for the installation of the 120kW chargers in the estate’s car park.
They add to the existing Dual 7kW Type 2 PodPoint chargers located at its farm shop car park, fitted five years ago.
There are various renewable energy schemes on the estate which range from 4KW to 5MW capacity and the electricity generated is either used on site or exported to the grid.
Rhug Estate is situated on the A5, three miles west of Corwen, and the latest scheme will make it the largest private provider of EV charging points in Wales.
Lord Newborough, Owner of Rhug Estate said: “Scottish Power and the Welsh Government, alongside chargepoint provider, InstaVolt, have enabled us to achieve this installation in a matter of weeks.
“During periods of solar gain, the electricity supply for the new EV charging points will come directly from the solar panels located behind Rhug Estate’s farm buildings.
“This aspect makes it a truly green project and highly sustainable.”
Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt, said, “We are thrilled to be bringing reliable, rapid and accessible charging to Wales at a location of such prominence and functionality for road users.
“The widespread installation of EV charge points across our nation is encouraging the consumer uptake of EVs and providing them with the confidence to make those longer journeys, knowing that they have options for charging throughout the country.”