InstaVolt installing ultra-rapid chargers at Rhug Estate in north Wales

InstaVolt installing ultra-rapid chargers at Rhug Estate in north Wales


Rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging network InstaVolt is in the process of installing eight ultra-rapid charging points in north Wales. Indeed, EV drivers visiting the Rhug Estate organic farm will soon be able to use the new devices to add up to 100 miles of range in just 15 minutes.

The installation of the eight new 120kW InstaVolt chargers are in addition to the existing Dual 7kW Type 2 PodPoint chargers located at the Rhug Estate farm shop car park, which were installed five years ago. InstaVolt was approached by Rhug Estate to provide the ultra-rapid service that it continues to deploy around the UK.

“We are thrilled to be bringing reliable, rapid and accessible charging to Wales at a location of such prominence and functionality for road users,” said Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt.

“The widespread installation of EV charge points across our nation is encouraging the consumer uptake of EVs and providing them with the confidence to make those longer journeys, knowing that they have options for charging throughout the country.”

Scottish Power, the owner and operator of the electricity network in north Wales, started work in March on installing the new electricity connections at Rhug Estate, which is required for the installation of the new EV charging points.

“As well as unlocking low-carbon capacity, we hope the new infrastructure will help to drive footfall and tourism to the Rhug Estate – a valuable local business that is already a champion of high sustainability standards,” said Liam O’Sullivan, Scottish Power Manweb Licence Director.

“We’re working closely with the Welsh Government to enable electric vehicle charging as we move forward with plans across many other sites. This important project will ensure the region is at the very heart of the UK’s transition to a cleaner, greener future, and that this also brings with it economic prosperity for Wales.”

Scottish Power’s work at Rhug Estate is being delivered in partnership with the Welsh Government, which will see new capacity for vehicle charging delivered at 25 sites across Wales.

“Scottish Power and the Welsh Government, alongside chargepoint provider InstaVolt, have enabled us to achieve this installation in a matter of weeks and they should be up and running by the end of the Easter holidays,” said Lord Newborough, Owner of Rhug Estate.

“During periods of solar gain, the electricity supply for the new EV charging points will come directly from the solar panels located behind Rhug Estate’s farm buildings.

“Drivers and passengers will be able to enjoy the facilities at Rhug while their car is charging. Rhug Estate is perfectly situated on the A5, three miles west of Corwen, where traffic from Manchester and Chester meet the main A5 road from the Midlands before it separates again leading to the Llyn peninsular and the west Wales coast. This is an ideal place to break the journey and re-charge yourselves and the car!”