InstaVolt has announced an expansion of its Banbury charging hub as part of its continued infrastructure growth plans across the UK.
This increase will expand the site to 16 rapid chargers, which it says will make it one of the UK’s largest charging hubs serving the motorways.
The new expansion will see eight Alpitronic chargers, capable of charging at speeds up to 150kW, installed by spring 2022 in response to increased popularity of EVs, with queues reported at the site over the summer, and addressing consumer concerns about accessibility to chargers.
The new installation will also offer wider bays for easier access, with two extra-long bays featured in the upgraded site.
Situated on the M40, the site currently features on-site facilities including a Costa Coffee and a Miller and Carter steakhouse, and will see an upgrade of its overall services, with additional lighting to be included to enhance drivers’ experience whilst charging.
InstaVolt’s chief executive officer, Adrian Keen, said: “The expansion of our Banbury charging hub shows the level of ambition and commitment InstaVolt is making as more drivers make the switch to EVs. As one of the most successful charging hubs in the UK, we’re incredibly proud and excited to be doubling the number of chargers at this location and creating one of the UK’s largest rapid charging hubs, offering additional ease of access to anyone needing to charge their vehicle while on a long journey across the country.
“We have been listening to drivers’ feedback and have responded accordingly, offering more spacious bays, while also providing additional lighting to enhance the customer experience. Drivers need to have confidence in convenience, reliability and customer service, which is why InstaVolt prioritises these when installing new chargers. The InstaVolt network is growing, and we are constantly reviewing a number of our existing locations for future expansion opportunities.”