The company’s Lime Square centre in Openshaw, east Manchester, was the first to benefit from a pair of InstaVolt charging stations. The sleek and striking units have been turning heads and already proving popular with drivers.

Thanks to InstaVolt’s unique offer, Dransfield hasn’t had to pay a penny to install the stations. InstaVolt pays for everything, from the installation and grid connection to the maintenance and ongoing upgrades. Its team even takes care of the planning process, submitting planning applications and the necessary paperwork for electricity grid connections.

Dransfield Properties development surveyor Dave Hale said: “We are always looking for ways to minimise our impact on the environment and helping to encourage the use of electric vehicles is a really big part of that.

“InstaVolt’s helped us to take another step to help the environment, as well as offer our shoppers a new service that’s increasingly in demand. The partnership’s also been welcomed by retailers on our site, who will reap the benefits of the increased footfall and extra spending these chargers bring.”

Drivers typically spend up to half an hour waiting for their vehicle to charge, spending money locally as they do so.

All of InstaVolt’s stations are listed on Zap-Map, the electric car driver’s trusted bible of charging locations. It means EV drivers who might not have considered visiting a Dransfield shopping centre before are signposted if driving nearby.

When drivers do pull up to use InstaVolt’s chargers at Dransfield shopping centres they are in for a quick and easy experience.

The InstaVolt service is available to use on a pay as you go basis, with no subscription or membership required. Drivers simply tap their contactless credit or debit card, charge up and go.