No membership or subscription fees are required, and EV drivers simply use a contactless-enabled credit or debit card to access the point, removing even the need to download an app or sign up for an RFID card.
InstaVolt network costs
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge:40p per kWh used
No connection or subscription fees
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an InstaVolt charge point, head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.
InstaVolt network access
Access to the InstaVolt network is made via contactless-enabled credit/debit card, available from the driver’s bank should they not already have one. Payment is taken from the account linked to the card after the charge.
Should the user have no contactless-enabled bank card, they can call a freephone number displayed on the unit and activate/pay for the charge over the phone.
Finding InstaVolt points on Zap-MapAll InstaVolt points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points operated by InstaVolt.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
InstaVolt installs, runs, and maintains ChargePoint units, which it operates on an ‘open charger’ model. The Basingstoke-based firm aims to make charging quick and easy, providing a system that is already set-up for any future UK Government legislation regarding accessibility.