Instavolt installed 72 electric vehicle rapid chargers in March in the UK – a new company record.
This takes the company’s network to more than 310 rapid chargers across the country, and comes as the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the registration of pure electric vehicles doubled in February this year compared to 2018.
Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “March has been an incredibly busy time for us, as we continue to build our network and 72 chargers in one month represents a new company record. It quite possibly represents the highest number of rapid chargers install by an operator in a single month, within the UK.”
The chargers have been installed at driver-friendly locations including petrol stations, roadside diners, Starbucks drive thru branches, supermarkets and at retail parks.
Installations in March reach from Cumbria in the north west to Dorset in the south.
Like all of InstaVolt’s chargers, those installed in March will be available to use on a pay-as-you-go basis with no subscription, RFID card or membership needed. Drivers simply tap their contactless credit or debit card to pay.
Meanwhile, BP has launched a 150kW ultra-rapid charging offering for dealers.
Howard Nunn, UK sales manager said, “The customer is calling for faster charging to optimise performance and provide additional range.
“We’re proud to be bringing these 150kW installations to forecourts nationwide and making EV provisions accessible to dealers, helping them to keep up with customer needs on the forecourt and in the growing EV market.”
The roll out is anticipated to start with the first trial site in July, with a network in place by the end of 2019.