InstaVolt is to install rapid EV chargers at up to 200 Costa Coffee Drive-Thru new and existing sites across the UK.
The agreement will deliver charging speeds of up to 120kW for EV customers and add 220 miles of range in half an hour
InstaVolt’s open charger model will enable anyone visiting any participating Costa Coffee Drive-Thru site to use its charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Its technology delivers rapid charge via a simple, contactless payment and does not require a customer subscription.
The collaboration will also help Costa Coffee contribute to the retail sector’s ambition to achieve Net Zero by 2040.
Chief executive officer at InstaVolt Adrian Keen said, “We are on a mission to offer InstaVolt rapid chargers across easily accessible and popular locations throughout the country. This partnership with Costa Coffee will further support in the ever-increasing drive towards EV adoption across the UK.
“One of the biggest barriers to customers making the switch to green clean vehicles is often a perceived lack of public car charge points. We are proud to be partnering with such a well known and loved brand to build out the charging network and deliver industry leading charging technology to brand new locations.
“Our work with Costa Coffee will support in achieving the Government’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 and offer additional peace of mind to drivers wanting to speedily recharge their cars batteries while they pick up their favourite coffee.”
Costa Coffee UK&I property director, James Hamilton said, “We want to ensure we’re playing our part in enhancing our customers’ experience as they switch to more sustainable models of transport in that all important step to tackle climate change.
“As we continue to safely re-open our stores and deliver our ambitious UK&I growth plans, we are proud to partner with InstaVolt to embed charge points across multiple Drive-Thru locations, contributing to the UK’s ever-growing EV charging infrastructure.”