InstaVolt has installed an eight-bay hub at the Welcome Break service area on the northbound carriageway of the M6 at Corley in the Midlands.
A further seven rapid chargers will open on Welcome Break’s southbound carriageway at Corley by the end of the month.
With 570 rapid chargers already installed these latest hubs are part of a £50m investment by InstaVolt in its drive to install 5,000 rapid EV chargers by 2025.
InstaVolt operates an ‘open charger’ model, so anyone can use its charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis. No monthly subscription and no membership cards are required with drivers using a contactless payment card to start a charging session.
Adrian Keen, chief executive officer at InstaVolt said, “Our project at Welcome Break marks a significant step forward for EV drivers who, for the first time, can now enjoy InstaVolt’s award winning contactless payment and class leading reliability on a motorway service area.
“The M6 has particular importance to us as it is one of the busiest and longest continuous motorways in the UK. serving the country’s second city, Birmingham, while bypassing Coventry and the market town of Rugby.”
John Diviney, CEO of Welcome Break, added, “We are delighted to embark on this project with InstaVolt and to support our customers’ growing demand for EV charging points at our service areas.
“As the leading provider of EV charge points on the motorway network, we are glad to be playing our part in the EV rollout across the UK and look forward to welcoming customers who will be able to enjoy the many amenities that Welcome Break has to offer while charging their vehicles.”