InstaVolt and ChargePoint Expand Partnership to Help Accelerate Adoption of e-Mobility in the UK
InstaVolt to add 400 additional ChargePoint rapid charge solutions, tripling last year’s investment and enabling long distance electric travel throughout the country
London, United Kingdom – January 26, 2018 – ChargePoint, the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced another important milestone in its expansion into the European market by growing its partnership with InstaVolt, a brand committed to deploying the latest rapid DC charger technology across the UK. InstaVolt will acquire 400 additional ChargePoint rapid chargers, adding to the 200 chargers the company purchased just last May. The investment triples the company’s commitment to building the UK’s premium electric vehicle charging network and will make long distance travel even easier for drivers in the country.
The addition of ChargePoint rapid DC chargers is keeping pace with historic growth of EVs throughout Europe and particularly in the UK. Today, there are more than 135,000 EVs on the road in the UK, a 50 percent increase over the previous year. That number could reach 1.2 million by 2020, according to the Department for Transport. Yet, even as more consumers are becoming aware of the advantages of electric vehicles, range anxiety (the fear of running out of charge) remains one of the biggest deterrents to purchasing an EV. InstaVolt is alleviating those concerns by installing an extensive network of ChargePoint rapid DC chargers along popular routes, offering quick access for UK drivers to easily charge their vehicles on long journeys.
“InstaVolt is leading the way to deploying a comprehensive charging network in the UK,” said Chris Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe, ChargePoint, Inc. “ChargePoint has committed significant resources to growing our presence in Europe in the past year, as highlighted by this partnership. InstaVolt’s commitment to triple the number of rapid chargers is another important milestone for ChargePoint that not only expands our relationship with InstaVolt, but supports our mutual commitment to the mass adoption of electric vehicles in Europe.”
More than 200 rapid DC chargers are expected to be up and running by Spring, with more added throughout 2018.
"This order for a further 400 rapid DC chargers with our technology partner, ChargePoint, represents another significant milestone in the roll-out of our network, said Tim Payne, CEO for InstaVolt. "Increased public awareness and growth in sales of electric vehicles has enabled us to accelerate the roll out of our public charging network. 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."
By collaborating with innovative companies like InstaVolt, ChargePoint is helping to build the framework for Europe’s most comprehensive and intelligent charging ecosystem that will help the region to complete the shift to electric mobility.
ChargePoint is the leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. With more than 45,000 independently owned public and semi-public charging spots and more than 7,000 customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 31 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 30 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 732 million gas-free miles. For more information, visit https://www.chargepoint.com/en-gb/ or contact the Europe press office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
InstaVolt owns, installs and maintains rapid electric vehicle charging units all over the country, giving landowners the opportunity to earn a rental income by housing them, and giving EV drivers access to the fastest charging available.
It believes that charging an electric vehicle should be quick and easy. It’s why, unlike many other companies, InstaVolt operates an ‘open charger’ model, so anyone can use its charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis. No monthly subscription and no membership cards are required.
At the company’s core is a mission to make the UK and easier place to recharge – meaning more electric vehicles on the road and better air quality for all.