AN ELECTRIC car charging firm is tripling its order book in a sign of the growth of the market.

InstaVolt has announced plans to acquire an additional 400 rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers from EV charging network, ChargePoint.

It adds to the 200 DC chargers the Basingstoke-based company purchased last May, tripling the company’s current order book with its US-based technology partner, ChargePoint.

Tim Payne, chief executive officer for InstaVolt, said: “This order for a further 400 rapid DC chargers with our technology partner, ChargePoint, represents another significant milestone in the roll-out of our network.

“Increased public awareness and growth in sales of electric vehicles has enabled us to accelerate the roll out of our public charging network.

ChargePoint’s future-proofed charging technology ensures that our network is, and will continue to be, the most relevant charging network in the UK.

“This order further supports our objective of being the largest owner-operator of DC rapid charging assets in the UK, and we anticipate further announcements in the near future as we continue to install at new locations nationwide.”

Chris Burghardt, ChargePoint managing director for Europe, said: “InstaVolt is leading the way to deploying a comprehensive charging network in the UK.”

“InstaVolt’s commitment to triple the number of rapid chargers is another important milestone for ChargePoint that not only expands our relationship with InstaVolt, but supports our mutual commitment to the mass adoption of electric vehicles in Europe.”

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