InstaVolt has announced plans to build the UK’s largest EV charging ‘Super Hub’ to support the UK’s transition to electric.
While the total number of rapid chargers is yet to be finalised, the new ‘Super Hub’ will include bays for cars, towing vehicles, and HGVs. The first-of-its-kind scheme will also feature large ground-mount and roof-mounted solar arrays and on-site energy storage systems.
Located north of Winchester, the planned Super Hub will be strategically positioned just off the busy A34, one of the main arterial routes linking the south coast with the Midlands and beyond. The EV infrastructure giant’s planned Super Hub design will be constructed with accessibility for all in mind, with on-site amenities including food, drink and toilets, together with a play area for children.
The business has appointed Lily Coles into the role of Hub Development Director to deliver on these ambitions which will form a key part of InstaVolt’s strategy to expand across the UK.
Coles joins Instavolt at a significant time having just launched its first international site in Iceland, and as plans to build the UK’s largest EV Super Hub are submitted, demonstrating the company’s focus for future charging infrastructure.
With over 15 years of experience within the renewable sector, Coles will be a key addition to InstaVolt’s senior management team. Her expertise spans the renewable spectrum, across strategy and implementation of subsidy free solar and energy storage.
Lily joins InstaVolt following a three-year stint as the New Energy Director at SMS plc where she focused on the origination, appraisal, execution and management of renewable energy investments to escalate SMS’s position as a market leader within the battery sector. Prior to SMS, Lily worked with energy efficiency company Anesco as part of the senior management team where she led her team to overcome complex technical challenges to create a subsidy-free solar farm co-located with energy storage – a first for the UK and an achievement praised by Government and met with worldwide acclaim.
Lily Coles said: “Joining InstaVolt is a superb opportunity, especially at this exciting time. I am looking forward to bringing together my experience of planning and negotiating with landowners and the National Grid to ensure we deliver the most reliable and accessible Super Hubs across the UK.”
Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “Lily’s appointment marks a significant step forward in developing our Super Hub programme and highlights our commitment to expanding the UK’s rapid charging infrastructure on the strategic road network.”
“Lily’s wealth of experience in the renewable sector will be invaluable as we implement the next stage of our plans for growth.”
He added: “Winchester is the first of a number of InstaVolt Super Hubs and with a class leading reliability of 99.9%, EV drivers can be confident that when they arrive, they’ll find an easy-to-use charger, with on-site amenities to not only recharge your car but recharge yourself with a coffee or a bite to eat.”