InstaVolt to add further 400 rapid charge points to UK network
Plans to launch a 200-strong UK rapid charge network from this spring are being bolstered with a further 400 units to go live this year.
InstaVolt is now acquiring a further 400 rapid chargers from ChargePoint, which will also be installed along popular routes.
Tim Payne, CEO for InstaVolt, attributed the accelerated roll-out of the network to increased public awareness and growth in sales of electric vehicles. 2017 registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the alternatively fuelled vehicle market grew 34.8%, accounting for one in every 20 vehicles registered. Plug-ins (including hydrogen fuel cell models) accounted for 47,263 units (+27.4% on 2016) with almost three quarters taken by plug-in hybrids.
InstaVolt’s Tim Payne added: “ChargePoint’s future-proofed charging technology ensures that our network is, and will continue to be, the most relevant charging network in the UK. This order further supports our objective of being the largest owner-operator of DC rapid charging assets in the UK, and we anticipate further announcements in the near future as we continue to install at new locations nationwide.”
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