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InstaVolt offers free EV charging in May to mark chargepoint milestone

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To celebrate its 100th charger going live, InstaVolt is making all of its rapid charging stations free to use for drivers throughout May.

InstaVolt, which owns, installs and maintains rapid DC charging stations, switched on its 100th unit at a petrol forecourt owned by Cornwall Garages in Epping last week. It is aiming to have 3,000 by the end of 2021.

CEO Tim Payne said: “The UK needs a solid public charging infrastructure and we’re working at a rate of knots to make that a reality.

“We’re switching on new rapid charging stations every week and we’re thrilled to have hit this important milestone of 100.

“It’s our pleasure to share that celebration with EV drivers across the UK and offer them free charging throughout the month of May.”

InstaVolt charging stations are available to use on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no subscription or membership required.

Drivers tap their contactless credit or debit card, charge up and go. There is no minimum spend and no connection fee.

Drivers pay 35p per kWh, which puts InstaVolt’s pricing around the industry average for the privilege of using a 50kW DC rapid charger.

During the month of May drivers will initiate the charge in the normal way by tapping their card but they won’t be charged.

Payne added: “We’ve had a great reaction from users of our charging stations since we entered the market. Drivers like the fact that our chargers are visually striking, simple to use and of course the tap-and-pay element has been a real winner.”

Among the locations InstaVolt chargers can be found are at petrol forecourts, small service stations, retail centres and leisure centres.

In addition to the 100 chargers currently energised, Instavolt has a further 27 chargers awaiting connection.

They will all be added to www.zap-map.com as they become available.

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