InstaVolt has announced a major partnership with fried chicken giants KFC UK & Ireland, which will see rapid chargers installed at up to 450 KFC drive thru restaurants at locations across the UK.

This latest development will see a roll-out programme ramp up across KFC’s own restaurants as well as franchise businesses and will add to InstaVolt’s existing chargers at KFC restaurants in Sheffield, Nottingham, Rotherham and Crewe.

Many sites have already gone live, including Shirley Road, Birmingham with locations in London and Hampshire coming online over the next few months. By partnering with KFC, electric vehicle drivers can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat whilst their vehicles are charging at easily accessible locations on the major road network or in busy urban areas.

InstaVolt’s chief executive officer Adrian Keen said: “We are committed to delivering our class-leading rapid charging infrastructure at new locations nationwide. Our partnership with KFC is a fantastic achievement for the team at InstaVolt and will be welcome news for EV drivers across the UK.”

InstaVolt’s Commercial Director Lee Adams said: “We seek out sites that have great facilities for drivers. With hundreds of KFC restaurants in easily accessible locations and a dwell time that’s great for on-the-go charging, our partnership with KFC is the perfect collaboration.”

Mathew McCormick, Chief Development Officer at KFC UK & Ireland said: “Our partnership with market leader InstaVolt is a positive step for our business. We are committed to sustainability and installing EV rapid chargers at our restaurants is strategically very important. Reducing pollution and harmful emissions is a major priority and giving our loyal fans the opportunity to enjoy our iconic fried chicken while charging their electric cars is a perfect combination.”

InstaVolt has built its reputation on the philosophy that charging an electric vehicle should be quick and easy which is why, unlike many other companies, 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.

With more than 500 rapid chargers nationwide, InstaVolt has gained an enviable reputation of being the UK’s favourite rapid charging network and has won three awards this year for reliability

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