InstaVolt is planning to reach a 1,000 rapid charger milestone in the UK this summer, with its 700th set to be in operation later this month.
Of the remaining 300 needed to reach their milestone, InstaVolt said they had 200 already in construction with new sites in development in partnership with McDonald’s, KFC, Costa Coffee and EH Booths.
“Improving public charging infrastructure across the whole of the UK is vital for people to feel confident enough to make the switch to electric vehicles. I’m proud to be spearheading the delivery of more rapid chargers to all four corners of the UK”, Adrian Keen, chief executive officer of InstaVolt, said.
Keen added that the company grew its network by over 50% over the past year, and it will keep on increasing the installation of chargers as sales of electric vehicles continue to reach record highs.
Another way for InstaVolt to increase their rapid chargers will be through Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which they aim to install their first rapid chargers later this year.
“Not only does the UK need more chargers, but those chargers need to be reliable, in great locations and easy to use. The InstaVolt network delivers these requirements to drivers, as well as corporate fleets making the transition to electric,” added Keen.
The installation of new chargers will not only be done in new sites the company said, as they will soon start their first expansion project at their hub on the M40 in Banbury, with the addition of eight chargers.