Cornwall Garage Group Ltd, which owns 18 petrol forecourts across England, has announced plans to install rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
The company is working with InstaVolt to install and maintain the DC chargers at nine of its sites.
David Whistler from Cornwall Garage Group, said: “The automotive landscape is changing and it’s important for us to be ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re working with InstaVolt to add to our services and offer provision for drivers of electric cars – as well as motorists using petrol and diesel.”
InstaVolt has installed the chargers for free and will continue to maintain and update them at no cost to the forecourt.
The company also pays Cornwall Garage Group a rental income in return for housing them. InstaVolt makes its money from the sale of electricity to drivers.
The Cornwall Garage Group forecourts set to receive InstaVolt chargers are: Southville Services, Southville, Bristol; New County Services, Clophill, Bedfordshire; Putnoe Services, Bedford; Exton Services, Exeter; Honicknowle Services, Plymouth; Bassett Services, Epping, Essex; Shoreham Services, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex; Bedworth Services, Bedworth, Coventry; and Glendale Services, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
InstaVolt’s rapid DC chargers are available for drivers to use on a subscription-free, pay-as-you-go basis.
Motorists simply tap their contactless credit or debit card, charge-up and go. Users are charged only for the electricity they use on a per-unit basis. There is no connection fee, minimum charge or monthly subscription fee.