17th November 2023
Leading the Charge as the UK’s Largest EV Charging Network celebrates Seventh Anniversary
InstaVolt, the leading rapid EV charging network is highlighting its top seven achievements from the last year, showcasing its continued commitment to advancing rapid EV charging infrastructure in the UK and abroad.
As Basingstoke-based InstaVolt celebrates seven years of its rapid EV charging network it is reflecting on a year marked by substantial growth and expansion.
Adrian Keen, CEO at InstaVolt said: “To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to look at what we’ve achieved in our seventh year. We’re offering EV drivers more places to stop and charge than ever before, while making that an easy and reliable experience.”
Currently there are more than 920,000 EVs on the UK’s roads and InstaVolt’s strategic locations, offering charge speeds up to 160kW, means EV drivers can charge up and get back on the road in no time.
This has included expanding current sites. In the Spring of 2023, the company’s well-known ultra-rapid EV charging hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire, saw substantial expansion, as the number of chargers at the site was doubled in response to continued consumer demand.
The expansion of the popular charging site, located just off junction 11 on the M40, saw 16 new 120kW rapid chargers installed alongside the existing array of 16 rapid chargers. This has taken the total number of chargers to 32, giving more drivers access to easy to use, reliable and rapid charge points on one of the UK’s busiest motorways.
Another achievement this year has been our partnerships with leading roaming partners including Allstar, Octopus and Paua. These partnerships give EV drivers and fleets more options when they need to charge, allowing them to pay in the way that best suits their needs.
Hitting another one of its targets this year, InstaVolt installed its 1,000th charger in March 2023.
Adrian said: “Energising our 1,000th charger back in March was a big milestone in this our seventh year. We are growing the network all the time. We’re now at over 1,350 chargers, making InstaVolt the largest EV charging network in the UK.” The company’s plans aren’t just about expanding the network, but also include super charging and upgrading it.
Over the summer, InstaVolt introduced the higher powered 160kW chargers to its network. These chargers were designed with accessibility features in mind, featuring longer cables, lower user screens and a cable management system.
Adding to its success, InstaVolt has also seen international expansion in this last year, having launched two sites in Iceland, one of which is the largest hub in the country. Underlining the company’s expansion into new regions, InstaVolt has also now opened its first electric charging site in Northern Ireland, with further plans to expand into Spain and Portugal in the new year.
And finally, as InstaVolt enters its eighth year, the company has been nominated for eight awards, by prestigious industry and business awards providers.
These seven successes are in addition to the leading rapid electric vehicle charging network minimising its carbon emissions, and that, to this day, remains one of its largest achievements. The company, in the last year alone has created more than 130,736,910 Emission Free Miles, saving more than 34,477,198 Green House Gasses (CO2), which is the equivalent of over 305,300 trees planted for ten years.*
Adrian added: “Record numbers of UK drivers are deciding to make the switch to EVs, and as a business we are committed to improving the charging experience for customers with plans to install 10,000 chargers by 2030. And we’re proud to be part of this green revolution.”
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