InstaVolt has become the latest EV charging provider to announce the roll-out of thousands of new chargers.
Following hot on the heels of Shell’s announcement of 50,000 new chargers, InstaVolt has confirmed that it plans to install 10,000 new chargers by 2030. However, unlike Shell, all new chargers from InstaVolt will be desperately-needed rapid chargers.
The increase to InstaVolt’s network will be incredibly impressive, as the company currently plays host to just over 600 rapid chargers across the UK. While many more are already under construction, the company will have its work cut out to install 10,000 more.
Thankfully, it has a strategy that could enable that rapid roll-out. That’s because InstaVolt has announced partnerships with Costa Coffee, KFC, McDonald’s and Starbucks, which will see rapid chargers installed at thousands of coffee shops and restaurants up and down the country.
InstaVolt is currently the third-largest rapid charging network in the UK, with only bp pulse and the Tesla Supercharger networks eclipsing it. However, InstaVolt is convinced that its partnerships will help propel it forward, while it’s also looking to new markets to fuel growth.
While InstaVolt has largely concentrated its installations in England, Scotland and Wales, the company is now planning to expand the network into both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
“I’m a big believer that we have to do more as an industry to improve confidence in the public charging network if we’re going to encourage drivers to adopt EVs,” said InstaVolt’s Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Keen.
“This involves changing the rhetoric that the public infrastructure isn’t fit for purpose. We changed the perception of public charging for the better when we installed our first chargers in 2017 and redefined what the customers expect in terms of reliability and ease of use.
“Now, we’re on track to deliver or exceed our earlier pledge of 5,000 rapid chargers by 2025 and are extending that plan to 10,000 units by 2030. Drivers trust us and our brand, and this is more reason to move away from fossil fuels.”