A NORTH Devon car dealership has proved it’s looking to the future by installing a set of rapid electric car chargers.
Taw Garages in Barnstaple installed the InstaVolt chargers so that drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) can stop and charge on its forecourt.
The chargers accept payment from contactless debit and credit cards and do not require any form of subscription or membership.
There are currently an estimated 162,000 electric cars on the UK’s roads and a further 5,500 plug-in vans. According to recent data, there are 16,923 charge points across the country.
Taw Garages was able to install the rapid charging stations in partnership with InstaVolt and now joins the charging company’s fast-growing network of locations equipped with EV chargers.
Richard Brend, senior director of Taw Garages, commented: ‘The chargers are proving popular already and we’ve welcomed quite a few new faces because of them.
‘It’s clear that electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, so it was important for us to add to our offering and cater for those drivers.’
Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, added: ‘Sales of electric cars are rising and it’s great to see forecourts like Taw Garages being forward-thinking and adapting in response.’