InstaVolt is making its stations completely free to use for the entire month of May. To celebrate its 100th charger going live, the company is making all of its rapid charging stations free to use for drivers throughout May and there’s no limit on the number of times they can charge.

InstaVolt, which owns, installs and maintains rapid DC charging stations, switched on its 100th unit at a petrol forecourt owned by Cornwall Garages in Epping this week. It’s aiming to have 3,000 in the ground by the end of 2021.

CEO Tim Payne said: “The UK needs a solid public charging infrastructure and we’re working at a rate of knots to make that a reality. We’re switching on new rapid charging stations every week and we’re thrilled to have hit this important milestone of 100. It’s our pleasure to share that celebration with EV drivers across the UK and offer them free charging throughout the month of May.”

InstaVolt prides itself on having the simplest and easiest approach to charging out there. Its charging stations are available to use on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no subscription or membership required.

Drivers simply tap their contactless credit or debit card, charge up and go. There’s no minimum spend and no connection fee. Drivers simply pay 35p per kWh, which puts InstaVolt’s pricing around the industry average for the privilege of using a 50kW DC rapid charger.

During the month of May drivers will initiate the charge in the normal way by tapping their card but they won’t be charged.

Tim Payne added: “We’ve had a great reaction from users of our charging stations since we entered the market. Drivers like the fact that our chargers are visually striking, simple to use and of course the tap-and-pay element has been a real winner.”

Among the locations InstaVolt chargers can be found are at petrol forecourts, small service stations, retail centres and leisure centres.

In addition to the 100 chargers currently energised, Instavolt has a further 27 chargers awaiting DNO connection. They will all be added to as they become available.

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