Electric vehicle (EV) charging network company InstaVolt has announced a significant expansion, pledging to install 10,000 chargers by 2030.
This follows the network experiencing record month-on-month growth since lockdown restrictions in the UK eased earlier this year.
It now has 1,000 chargers either active, in construction or in the advanced stages of development, making it the UK’s largest owner-operated public rapid network. This has been aided by a number of significant partnerships recently, including with McDonalds and Costa Coffee where it has begun to roll out its new 120kW charging units.
Speaking of the commitment, InstaVolt’s chief executive officer, Adrian Keen said the company is already on track to deliver or exceed its earlier pledge of 5,000 rapid chargers by 2025.
“As cars have returned to the roads post-lockdown, our network utilisation has rocketed, exceeding our own expectations. We’re delivering close to 1.5GWh per month – which is 100% from renewable sources – and we’re installing new chargers weekly.
"That’s almost 6 million miles of emissions free driving, which is making a sizeable dent in transport's carbon emissions. Now we’re taking our network to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in response to growing customer demand in those regions.”