Caring for our environment

As a business that supports the use of electric vehicles, creating a greener planet is a cause that matters to us.

Sustainable energy sources

All of the electricity supplied through our chargers comes from 100% renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind farms. It means you can be sure you’re doing the best you can for the environment when you top up with InstaVolt.

Sustainability is a key priority for us as a business and we support a number of clean air initiatives.

As a business we are constantly looking at new ways to drive down our own impact on the environment and work with a number of partners to ensure our operations are as sustainable as they can be.

Solving the UK’s toxic air problem

We believe that making the UK an easier place to recharge means more electric vehicles on the road and better air quality for all.

Air is a complex cocktail of different gases, including nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. It also contains traces of many other gases including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and ozone. If levels of certain gases rise too high, they become potentially dangerous for human health.

In the UK, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) are the main culprits and levels are illegally high in many cities across the country. The biggest contributor to pollution in UK cities comes from road transport, with diesel vehicles cited as one of the biggest contributors to the problem.

As a result of this, the Government has launched a swathe of policies to clean up air quality in the UK, many of which are focussed on driving down the use of older, more polluting diesel vehicles in cities with poor air quality and encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles.

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

The Government’s Automated Electric Vehicles Bill, currently being passed, aims to encourage use of AFVs (Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles) and includes a number of measures to improve the electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

In addition, the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017, features several additional measures including developing one of the best electric vehicle charging networks in the world by investing millions to support charging infrastructure deployment.

We’re proud to be one of the companies at the forefront of developing the UK’s EV charging network. After all, making the UK an easier place to recharge means more electric vehicles on the road and better air quality for all.