InstaVolt to help accelerate adoption of e-mobility in the UK
InstaVolt has announced plans to acquire an additional 400 rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers from the world’s leading EV charging network, ChargePoint.
The addition of ChargePoint rapid DC chargers is keeping pace with historic growth of EVs throughout Europe and particularly in the UK. Today, there are more than 135,000 EVs on the road in the UK, a 50% increase over the previous year. That number could reach 1.2 million by 2020, according to the Department for Transport.
Yet, even as more consumers are becoming aware of the advantages of electric vehicles, range anxiety (the fear of running out of charge) remains one of the biggest deterrents to purchasing an EV. InstaVolt is alleviating those concerns by installing an extensive network of ChargePoint rapid DC chargers along popular routes, offering quick access for UK drivers to easily charge their vehicles on long journeys.
“This order for a further 400 rapid DC chargers with our technology partner, ChargePoint, represents another significant milestone in the roll-out of our network,” said Tim Payne, CEO for InstaVolt.
“Increased public awareness and growth in sales of electric vehicles has enabled us to accelerate the roll out of our public charging network. This order further supports our objective of being the largest owner-operator of DC rapid charging assets in the UK, and we anticipate further announcements in the near future as we continue to install at new locations nationwide.”
More than 200 rapid DC chargers are expected to be up and running by Spring, with more added throughout 2018.
To find out more about InstaVolt visit www.instavolt.co.uk
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