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InstaVolt installs 200th rapid charger

Rapid charging provider InstaVolt has installed its 200th rapid charger some 12 months after deploying its first unit.

InstaVolt has installed its 200th rapid charger, located at Locks Heath Shopping Village

The 200th station has been installed at Locks Heath Shopping Village in Hampshire and is again based on the company’s ‘tap to pay’ charger format, which can be used with just a contactless payment card and without the need to register first for an account.

It joins existing InstaVolt chargers at petrol forecourts, Bannatyne Health Clubs and an increasing number of leisure and retail centres across the country, with CEO Tim Payne saying well-capitalised private firms are leading the charge when it comes to expanding the UK’s public charging infrastructure.

He commented: “At a time when the Government is under pressure to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, bringing forward its original date by eight years, the need for reliable public charging infrastructure is greater than ever. The private sector is perfectly aligned with customer needs in this regard, as I believe the most reliable and accessible network will quickly become the most popular with drivers.”

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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.