1st March 2023
Leading EV charging network InstaVolt begins work on first site in Iceland, set to be the biggest rapid charging hub in the country
28th February, 2023: Leading EV charging network, InstaVolt, announces it has started work on its first public charging hub in Iceland, after officially launching operations in the country at the start of 2023.
InstaVolt Iceland’s first installation will take place at the Aðaltorg Courtyard Marriott hotel situated at Keflavík Airport, a location important to both tourists and Iceland residents as a popular hospitality venue in the country. With nearly 80% of tourists renting cars while visiting Iceland, car rental companies are making commitments to include EVs in their fleets, encouraging tourist EV adoption to support the green transport transition which is integral to reaching Iceland’s sustainability goals. InstaVolt Iceland’s first charging site will provide infrastructure to support this uplift.
The site at the Aðaltorg Courtyard Marriott hotel will include 20 chargers, making it the largest rapid charging hub in Iceland, bringing much needed rapid charging infrastructure to Iceland through the same successful “tap and go”, easy to use model which has spearheaded InstaVolt’s continued success in the UK market.
Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt comments: “InstaVolt has successfully installed over 1,000 InstaVolt charging stations across the UK and has cemented itself as one of the most reliable providers in the EV charging space.
“We’re looking forward to working with local partners and Iceland’s skilled workers to produce a charging infrastructure for Iceland’s residents who have already taken on the EV revolution, while also encouraging tourists around the world to take important steps to tackling climate change through EV use while travelling abroad.”
Working alongside leading renewable energy production company HS Orka who have been producing 100% renewable energy via geothermal plants for more than 40 years, InstaVolt Iceland chargers will be powered by 100% renewable energy – as they are in the UK.
InstaVolt Iceland aims to install over 200 chargers in total across the country to support Iceland’s mission to achieve carbon neutrality before 2040 and to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. This initial installation is poignantly positioned next to the airport, as the island ramps up its efforts to encourage visitors to choose electric when renting cars to support its climate goals as a country.
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