InstaVolt has opened one of the UK’s largest EV charging hubs at a site in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Work started on the Stroud Park hub expansion in January 2022, with eight 150kW Alpitronic chargers added to the already stationed eight 125kW chargers.
The site has been significantly upgraded with additional lighting, wider access spaces and two longer spaces to accommodate the rising number of electric vans and fleet vehicles.
There are also plans for seating on site and a small wildflower meadow, to increase biodiversity and create a habitat for pollinating insects.
InstaVolt has pledged to have a network of 1,000 rapid chargers by summer 2022 and then grow to 10,000 rapid chargers by 2032.
Its partners include Costa Coffee, McDonald’s, Bannatyne Health Clubs and Booths Supermarkets.
The InstaVolt charger network delivers rapid charge via contactless payment with no customer sign up or subscription required.
Adrian Keen, InstaVolt’s chief executive officer, said, “InstaVolt is committed to providing real solutions to consumers’ demands and as a company, we go further than just installing charge points where we see demand – we work on the overall experience.
“As well as expanding the site, we have introduced better lighting and a variety of parking bay sizes to accommodate different vehicles, all whilst continuing to offer class-leading reliability and simple, contactless payment.
“We know that the key to encouraging uptake of electric vehicles falls largely on the shoulders of organisations like InstaVolt who are instrumental in placing the infrastructure.
“We take great pride and pleasure in ensuring that this infrastructure is implemented to create the best user experience possible.”