BASINGSTOKE, England, Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the UK are about to get access to even faster charging from one of their favourite networks.
As new vehicles enter the market with larger batteries and higher speed charging capacities, ChargePoint Express 250 ultra-rapid chargers and software will enable InstaVolt to be amongst the first in the UK to offer drivers charging speeds of up to 125kW.
This has the potential to halve charging time for drivers and can add 125 miles of range in just 15 minutes where the vehicle's battery can accept such charging rates.
The new charging technology is expected to be highly popular with drivers of larger battery EVs just starting to hit the marketing including the Mercedes Benz EQC, Jaguar I-PACE and Audi e-tron, which are capable of charging at up to 110kW, 100kW and 150kW respectively.
The chargers enable power to be shared dynamically between two units, meaning two cars can still charge simultaneously at any dual-station location. All deliver electricity from 100% renewable sources.
Like all of InstaVolt's existing charging stations, drivers can pay by simply tapping their contactless credit or debit card, something the Government has recently said that all networks should be capable of by Spring 2020.
Adrian Keen, Chief Financial Officer at InstaVolt, said: "This technology has the potential to halve charging time for some of our users, which is incredibly exciting. The electric vehicle space is moving at lightning pace and we're constantly working to ensure we're prepared for the EVs of the future."
Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director, Europe at ChargePoint, Inc., added: "ChargePoint is committed to creating the new fueling network to move all people and goods on electricity. We are delighted that InstaVolt continues to lead the way in making this a reality in the UK. ChargePoint's ultra-rapid charging solution not only meets the demands of all current EV drivers, but is prepped to surpass the needs of future EVs with ever increasing battery size and range."
The new ChargePoint Express 250 chargers will be rolled out across the UK over coming weeks and months. In some cases, they will be retrofitted at InstaVolt's existing sites.
InstaVolt is one of the UK's favourite rapid charging networks. In a Zap-Map survey last year, it was named as the top public network that can be used by multiple models of electric vehicle, with particular praise for its ease of use.
To find your nearest InstaVolt charger visit www.instavolt.co.uk
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