An event organised by leading rapid electric vehicle charging network, InstaVolt, saw motorists from up and down the country come together at one of the UK’s largest EV charging hubs in Banbury, to learn more about joining the electric revolution.

The event at InstaVolt’s 32-station Banbury super hub, just two minutes off junction 11 of the M40, was held on Friday 27th October, and was an opportunity for visitors to speak to members of the InstaVolt team about what it’s like to drive an electric car, and to experience how easy public charging can be.

Laura Jew, 36, from Worcestershire was on her way to London in her MINI Electric hatchback and stopped to charge up. Laura said: “I’ve only had my new EV a week and this is the first time I’ve charged anywhere other than at home. I was delighted to see there was an event going on.
“Using InstaVolt was so easy, and I feel really confident now being able to charge while I’m out and about.”

Motorists also had the chance to look around luxury electric car company Everrati’s legendary Land Rover Series IIa and Porsche 911 (964) as well as hear from well-known motorist influencer and TV presenter Abigayle Andre, who boasts more than 142.9k followers on TikTok.

Adrian Keen, the CEO of InstaVolt, said: “We wanted to take the opportunity to hold an event at our largest super hub in the country to demonstrate how easy it is to join the electric revolution.

“It’s been fantastic meeting EV drivers who are already using our chargers across the country, and to meet motorists who are planning on making their next vehicle an electric one. Thanks to everyone for coming along!”

Everrati redefine iconic and classic cars, re-powering them with a sustainable and futureproofed electric powertrain. Each vehicle is painstakingly restored and updated using state-of-the-art, OEM-grade technologies, including a bespoke electric drivetrain and battery, completing the transition into a new era of motoring.

Nick Williams, Co-Founder and COO at Everrati, said: “EV charging infrastructure isn’t just the backbone of the electric vehicle revolution; it’s the lifeline that fuels the acceleration of the transition to sustainable mobility.

“At Everrati, we are passionate about building exciting electric cars that can be enjoyed for generations to come, so we need an ecosystem that empowers everyone to make the shift to electric vehicles with ease, today. It’s fantastic to see InstaVolt support and encourage this through its Super Hub, providing robust charging infrastructure that connects communities, provides peace of mind to EV drivers, and sparks the collective drive towards a sustainable and electrifying future.”

Abigayle Andre, who recently joined the team of presenters on Dave’s and the BBC’s ‘Repair Lot’ said: “Cars have always been a huge passion of mine, and as we move towards the transition to electric cars, it is fantastic that companies like InstaVolt are opening charging hubs like Banbury. I was delighted to be part of this event and it was great to be able to answer questions from visitors.”

Currently there are more than 850,000 EVs on the UK’s roads and InstaVolt’s highly successful Banbury hub is at a strategic location for drivers heading north and south on the busy M40. With 32 chargers in total, offering charge speeds up to 120kW, EV drivers can charge up and get back on the road in no time.

In line with PAS1899 specification for accessible charge points, the site includes twelve wider access bays and four fully accessible bays. The four accessible bays have the required 1.2m distancing in front of, and between the chargepoints.

Known locally as Stroud Park, the site is particularly popular because of its facilities which include a Costa Coffee, Miller and Carter Steak House and a Premier Inn.

Adrian added: “Using our chargers couldn’t be easier with simple, contactless payment. There’s no connection charge and no subscription. Just tap your payment card to start the charge and pay for what you use. For those who prefer we have an app which has many useful features like identifying where our locations are and giving demonstrations on our app so you can always find your nearest InstaVolt charger. What’s more our rapid chargers are located next to amenities like shops, cafes and restaurants so you can recharge your car while you yourself re-charge with a coffee.”

Headquartered in Basingstoke, award-winning InstaVolt develops, installs, owns and operates rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the UK. With plans to install 10,000 rapid chargers by 2030, it currently has more than 1,400 chargers across the country and is installing at a faster rate than any other charge point operator.

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