InstaVolt has announced that it is working with Dransfield Properties Ltd, to install its rapid charging units at the property firm’s shopping centres across the UK.
The first rapid chargers are going in at Lime Square in Openshaw, Manchester, with work starting this week. The next confirmed location will be Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough, before Fox Valley in Sheffield.
The InstaVolt units operate on a pay-as-you-go system, with access via a contactless debit or credit card. This means users don’t need to sign up for an RFID card or register with an app before use.
Dransfield Properties development surveyor Dave Hale, said: “We are always looking for ways to minimise our impact on the environment and helping to encourage the use of electric vehicles is a really big part of that.
“We know from the feedback we have already received from our customers that this is something that will definitely be welcomed at our centres and we’re delighted to be able to offer this rapid charging services to our shoppers.”
Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, added: “We’re installing thousands of rapid chargers across the UK and it’s great news that Lime Square, Marshall’s Yard and Fox Valley are among these locations.
“As more and more people drive electric vehicles, having a network of places where they can charge up en route, such as shopping centres, will be incredibly important.”