InstaVolt, the UK’s leading rapid electric vehicle charger network, has appointed Lily Coles as Hub Development Director to drive forward its plans to build EV Super Hubs across the country and meet its target of installing 10,000 rapid chargers in the UK by 2030.

Coles joins InstaVolt at a significant time – it has just launched its first international site, building the largest EV hub in Iceland and has recently submitted plans to build the UK’s largest EV Super Hub. Located north of Winchester, it will be strategically positioned just off the busy A34, one of the main arterial routes linking the south coast with the Midlands and beyond. The M3 linking London with the south is nearby.

With over 15 years of experience within the renewable sector, Coles will be a key addition to InstaVolt’s senior management team. Her expertise spans the renewable spectrum, across strategy and implementation of subsidy free solar and energy storage including the development, acquisition and disposal of assets, revenue optimisation, delivery and commercial operation.

Prior to joining InstaVolt, Lily was the New Energy Director at SMS plc focusing on the origination, appraisal, execution and management of renewable energy investments. During her three-year spell there, Lily delivered a strong portfolio of battery storage projects that escalated SMS’s position as a market leader within in the battery sector.

Previously, Lily worked with energy efficiency company Anesco as part of the senior management team with roles including Technical Services Director and Commercial Director. At Anesco, Lily led her team to overcome complex technical challenges to create a subsidy-free solar farm co-located with energy storage – a first for the UK and an achievement praised by Government and met with worldwide acclaim.

Lily Coles said: “Joining InstaVolt is a superb opportunity especially at this exciting time. I am looking forward to bringing together my experience of planning and negotiating with landowners and the National Grid to ensure we deliver the most reliable and accessible Super Hubs across the UK.”

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