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Free charging for EV drivers

InstaVolt and Pod Point are both offering free charging for EV drivers to mark Clean Air Day today.

Both InstaVolt and Pod Point are offering free charging for Clean Air Day 2018

Both InstaVolt and Pod Point are offering free charging for Clean Air Day 2018

For Pod Point, the move enables drivers free access to its 2,000-strong public charging network – including rapid chargers, and follows a similar initiative on Earth Day 2018 (22 April), which saw the network power more than 147,000 EV miles.

All charging on the Pod Point public Open Charge Network will be free for the duration of the day. App users will charge and pay as usual. Pod Point will reimburse any payments made via an in-app credit within 2-3 working days.

InstaVolt is also taking part in Clean Air Day, organised by Global Action Plan, and has more than 150 rapid chargers across the UK. Its charging stations are available to use on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no subscription or membership required, and all electricity provided by its chargers comes from 100% renewable sources.

On Clean Air Day drivers simply need to initiate the charge in the normal way by tapping their contactless credit or debit card but they won’t be charged.

CEO Tim Payne said: “It’s our pleasure to support Clean Air Day by giving electric car drivers free use of our charging stations. They’ll see how quick and easy it is to get back on the road in minutes.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.