EV charging network InstaVolt has launched its largest EV charging hub at Stroud Park, Banbury, with an additional 16 chargers now installed at the site.
With the installation of additional EV chargers, the hub now has grown to 32 in total with 16 new 120kW rapid chargers in addition to the previously installed eight 125kW rapid chargers and eight 150kW Alpitronic chargers.
All 16 new chargers are installed flush to the ground at the same level as the parking bay and the site features additional lighting throughout, InstaVolt confirmed. The site has also been adapted to provide access to local amenities for drivers with a diverse range of accessibility needs.
The Banbury site is located on the M40 which connects London to Birmingham and thus is a major transportation route. It has also been developed in accordance with PAS1899 specification for accessible chargepoints with twelve wider access bays and four fully accessible bays.
“As of last month, there are over 690,000 battery-electric cars on UK roads. InstaVolt is taking steps, such as our Stroud Park expansion, to ensure that adequate charging infrastructure is available to keep up with the increase in EV uptake and bridge the gap between the number of vehicles and chargers,” said Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt.
“We’re not only building rapid EV chargers to meet consumers’ needs but recognise that EV charging should be as accessible and inclusive as possible. By expanding our existing Banbury hub to include accessible and wider access charging bays, we’re demonstrating our commitment to improving the industry’s accessibility issues, where we’re able to do so.”
In February, InstaVolt announced a new partnership with real estate company, LondonMetric, to install rapid EV chargers at real estate locations throughout the UK.