InstaVolt to Deploy Rapid Charging of Electric Vehicles on Low-Quality Farmland Under NFU Agreement

InstaVolt opened a fast charger motorway hub in the Welcome Break service area on the northbound carriageway of the M6 ​​earlier this year. Image: InstaVolt.

InstaVolt will deploy electric vehicle (EV) fast charging for landowners and members of the farming community, having been selected as the new fast charging supplier for NFU Energy.

InstaVolt said its expertise in identifying suitable locations will allow landowners and farmers to benefit from the conversion of low-grade land to valuable sites on the UK’s strategic road network.

It is hoped that this will help the agricultural sector to diversify, as well as work towards a more sustainable future. The installation of fast chargers will also allow landowners and farmers to benefit from additional income.

“Through this new partnership, our goal is to facilitate the many infrastructure changes needed to achieve net zero, reduce the anxiety of our electric vehicle users, and provide substantial diversification opportunities for farmers and landowners through UK, “NFU Energy, manager said director Tim Crocker.

Currently, the InstaVolt network has more than 700 fast and super-fast electric vehicle chargers across the country and has agreements with McDonalds and Costa Coffee, where it deploys its 120kW charging units. It also partnered with KFC in late 2020 for up to 450 fast chargers at up to 450 KFC locations in the UK and Ireland.

The company aims to install 10,000 chargers by 2030 and earlier this year launched an app to combat range anxiety, including a live map of InstaVolt’s charging network, a program loyalty program that allows drivers to earn credits when they charge and the ability to track charge history.

Amalia H. Mercado