The CEO of award winning InstaVolt, the UK’s largest owner-operated EV rapid charging network, has applauded the Government’s plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
Adrian Keen said: “Over the past four years we have invested £38m in our network with a further £50m to build the infrastructure to 5,000 rapid chargers at key locations across the UK. to support the shift to electrification.
“This will be critical in reducing pollution, combating climate change and leading to clean air not only for our generation but generations to come. Crucially, we guarantee that all the electricity we use is 100% renewable. Along the way we will also support thousands of jobs in the green economy, which I’m immensely proud of.”
“In a real game changer for EV drivers, McDonald’s Restaurants are rolling out our rapid chargers across their 1,200 Drive Thru’s around the country.”
Adrian Keen said he wanted to reassure drivers about the “myth” of range anxiety. He said: “EVs today have a range of 200 to 300 miles and we’re seeing a significant growth of motorists using our network which shows they are confident about using a public rapid charger.”
InstaVolt operates an ‘open charger’ model, so anyone can use its charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis. No monthly subscription and no membership cards are required with drivers just needing a contactless payment card to start a charging session.
A significant investment in its own in-house team of engineers working around the clock, means that EV drivers can be assured of a charging experience that’s second to none.
New chargers are being added to the InstaVolt network daily and its charging stations can be found in locations with easy access and useful amenities such as roadside service stations, hotels, leisure centres, supermarkets and retail parks.
Adrian Keen explained: “InstaVolt partners with major brands like McDonalds, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Bannatyne Health Clubs and KFC. So while our drivers charge their car, they can shop; enjoy a coffee; a bite to eat or even work out in the gym before they get back on their way. There’s no doubt the country’s EV rapid charging infrastructure is accelerating so there’s a real opportunity for retailers and landlords to get on board to provide the all-important space for rapid chargers in key locations.”
InstaVolt’s achievements have been recognised by the industry and drivers alike. The company won two of the key categories at the Electric Vehicle Innovation & Excellence (EVIE) Awards 2020, namely “Private Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year”, and “Chargepoint Network of the Year.”
InstaVolt was also named as the best electric vehicle charging network for multiple brands in Auto Express magazine’s first ever chargepoint operator survey in April 2020. In its Driver Power customer satisfaction rankings, the highly respected motoring magazine also gives InstaVolt its coveted “Recommended” award.
To find your nearest InstaVolt charger visit http://instavolt.co.uk/find-a-charge-point/