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InstaVolt hub opens in Banbury ahead of schedule


InstaVolt’s largest EV charging hub has opened in Banbury, with eight ultra-rapid charge points installed close to the M40.

At the site just off Junction 11, InstaVolt’s units make up one of the largest open-access rapid charging hubs in the UK.

The ultra-rapid charge points have CCS and CHAdeMO connectors, and the hub will likely prove popular for many EV drivers.

Accessed via contactless bank card, the InstaVolt charge points require no membership, RFID card, or app to use.

Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “Strategically Banbury Hub is very important to us as it sits just off one of the country’s busiest motorways, serving London in one direction and the UK’s second city Birmingham, in the other.

It will also be particularly welcome to EV drivers who are enjoying holidays at home this year and can travel with the confidence that they’ll be able to charge whilst out and about.”

“A lack of charging infrastructure on the country’s motorways is often cited as a concern for current and prospective EV drivers. We are solving that problem by deploying chargers where drivers need them most by developing sites up and down the road network just a few hundred metres from motorway junctions.”

Victoria Prentis, MP for North Oxfordshire, said: “I am so pleased to see North Oxfordshire leading the way as we become more eco-friendly, with InstaVolt delivering eight rapid chargers ahead of schedule. Climate change is one of the most important challenges we face today.”

Prentis, who also serves as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in Defra, added: “We have some ambitious targets to reach by 2050. Improving access to charging points so more people can consider an electric vehicle to reduce emissions on our roads is a step in the right direction.”

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