GOFUELS Ltd and InstaVolt are working together to give customers access to pay-as-you-go, contactless charging.
InstaVolt has flicked the switch on its first rapid charger for the forecourt company at its site in Horwich and is currently installing another two at its site in Worsley, Manchester.
The 50kWh charging stations can get drivers topped up and back on the road in minutes and, unlike many others, are available for any EV driver to use with no subscription or membership card needed.
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.
Salim Patel, director at GOFUELS, said: “The ease of the InstaVolt chargers was what really sold it to us. We want our customers to have the best experience when they come to our forecourts and the simplicity of the tap-to-pay system really stood out.”
GOFUELS was able to install the chargers with no financial outlay, as InstaVolt not only installs and maintains the stations for free but also pays partner landlords a rental income.
Salim said: “It made perfect sense to partner with InstaVolt. It meant we could broaden our offering and cater for electric car drivers without that capital expenditure. It’s freed up that money for investment in other projects.”
Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “We’re working with an increasing number of forecourt retailers, who are seeing the benefit that electric car chargers can bring. We’re pleased that GOFUELS is among them and look forward to seeing how easy their customers find it to use our chargers.”