Costa Coffee and EV charge point, InstaVolt, have partnered up to install rapid EV chargers at up to 200 Costa drive-thru locations.
The partnership will see InstaVolt’s state-of-the-art rapid chargers placed at new and existing stores, making it quick and easy for drivers to recharge their EVs while refuelling themselves with Costa coffee.
These efforts will increase the accessibility of rapid charging technology, delivering charging speeds of up to 120kW to EV owners and adding 100 miles of range in a mere 15 minutes.
InstaVolt’s ‘open charger’ model enables anyone who visits any participating Costa Coffee Drive-Thru site to use its charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Costa already has 176 EV charging points at selected locations across the UK and this partnership will further drive the brand’s efforts to support consumers in reducing carbon emissions.
A wide and reliable infrastructure is at the base of the all-electric revolution and this partnership will further help consumers make the switch to battery electric, according to InstaVolt’s Chief Executive Officer Adrian Keen
“One of the biggest barriers to customers making the switch to green clean vehicles is often a perceived lack of public car charge points,” he said. “We are proud to be partnering with such a well known and loved brand to build out the charging network and deliver industry-leading charging technology to brand new locations.”
Costa Coffee has become a founding signatory to the British Retail Consortium’s Climate Action Roadmap in 2020. By working with InstaVolt, the company wants to contribute to the retail sector’s ambition to achieve Net Zero by 2040 and support consumers as they try to live lower carbon lifestyles, according to Costa Coffee UK&I Property Director, James Hamilton.
“We want to ensure we’re playing our part in enhancing our customers’ experience as they switch to more sustainable models of transport in that all important step to tackle climate change,” he said. “We are proud to partner with InstaVolt to embed charge points across multiple Drive-Thru locations, contributing to the UK’s ever-growing EV charging infrastructure.”
As we reported, InstaVolt is rapidly expanding as the company has the ambitious target of delivering 5,000 chargers by 2024/25.
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