InstaVolt launches app to address range anxiety in the UK and speed up transition to EVs

2nd June 2021

InstaVolt, the UK’s favourite rapid charging point, has launched a dedicated mobile app to help combat range angst amongst British drivers and fast track EV adoption in the UK. The announcement comes days after MPs voiced concerns about the Government’s approach towards the uptake of “zero-emission cars” and widening the roll out of EV charge points across the country.

InstaVolt’s app is optional for users and sits alongside the company’s popular contactless payment option that revolutionised public charging when it launched in 2017. The app offers motorists additional functionality including a live map of InstaVolt’s charging network, a loyalty scheme that allows drivers to earn credit every time they charge and the ability to track charging history.

The news follows a flurry of recent partnership announcements from InstaVolt, including the business’ recent tie up with Costa Coffee to install rapid EV chargers at up to 200 drive-thru sites across the UK, and a collaboration with car subscription service Onto to offer customers free charging across the whole of the InstaVolt public charging network.

The app also promotes InstaVolt’s partnerships and offers deals relating to each of the businesses. InstaVolt’s partnerships are further progress towards a greener future by giving drivers more flexibility and convenience to make the electric switch radically simple ahead of the Government’s deadline of 2030 to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

Adrian Keen, chief executive officer of InstaVolt, said: “MPs criticism of the Government’s EV adoption strategy hit the headlines last week, and while we appreciate some of the concerns raised, we would argue a huge amount is being done to improve charging access in the UK and fight range anxiety amongst drivers by networks such as InstaVolt. Our newly designed app – which is entirely optional – will help motorists quickly locate rapid charge points, wherever their location, and our loyalty scheme will incentivise and reward our regular customers.

“The platform complements InstaVolt’s unique contactless payment experience and allows customers to keep up to date with new site launches, partnerships and InstaVolt news. The app also allows us to offer more tailored content to drivers, all for the same cost as our pay-as-you-go rate.”

The InstaVolt network has over 600 chargers nationwide and is capable of delivering up to 125kW charging speeds – adding hundreds of miles of range in half an hour.

The business has gained an enviable reputation of being the UK’s favourite rapid charging network and has been praised by consumer watchdog Which? for removing barriers to entry like membership fees, RFID cards and connection fees in favour of bank only payments.

Commercial partnerships include Costa Coffee, OnTo, McDonalds, Starbucks, Bannatyne Health Clubs and KFC.

To find your nearest InstaVolt charger visit https://instavolt.co.uk/find-a-charge-point/ or download the App.