Known for their award-winning solution which makes paying for EV charging radically simple for businesses, Mina has today announced its Chargepass network expansion in a partnership with leading public charging operator InstaVolt.
InstaVolt is one of the largest public rapid charging networks in the UK with almost 1,000 charge points energised or in construction. Offering a truly nationwide network at convenient locations such as Costa Coffee, McDonald’s and Booths Supermarkets, the network is expected to grow by a further 500 charge points in the next 12 months. The company also has plans to introduce higher powered chargers into its network later this year, capable of charging at speeds up to 160kW, reducing charging time for drivers and further enhancing the experience for those charging on the road.
The partnership comes as EV demand continues to grow and offers businesses transitioning to electric fleets throughout the UK, a reliable roaming network for their drivers when charging their company EVs on the road.
The Mina Chargepass, a single RFID card, doesn’t require any app downloads or payments from the driver. Instead, a single monthly VAT invoice is sent to the business covering all charging costs for their entire fleet whether charges have occurred in public, at home or in the workplace. Businesses have a full overview of their fleet’s charging behaviour in the Mina Fleet Portal, including carbon insights, allowing them to manage their drivers’ charging activity on just one platform.
Businesses wanting to offer their drivers fast and reliable access to public charging can self sign up to Chargepass within just two minutes, giving drivers access to the UK’s largest dedicated business network within just days.
Ashley Tate, CEO and Co-founder at Mina commented:
Minimising downtime while charging in public is the number one priority for fleet operators. Our partnership with InstaVolt now gives our Chargepass customers access to the most liked and most reliable network in the UK and further reduces the risk of drivers not being able to charge during busy periods.”
Adrian Keen, CEO at Instavolt added:
For the past five years, InstaVolt has been setting the standard across the UK for EV charging infrastructure and driver experience and I’m proud that we consistently top user surveys for ease of use and reliability, both of which are important to businesses and fleets making the switch to electric. We’re delighted to be establishing our presence further with Mina and making business travel easier and more reliable for EV drivers across the UK.”
This year, InstaVolt was named the UK’s best public charging network by Zap-Map for the fourth consecutive year and was awarded EVIE “Private Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year” for the second year in a row.
Mina’s multi award winning payment solution for EV charging is the UK’s only platform which allows fleet vehicles to be charged at home, work and on the road, resulting in a single monthly invoice for the fleet owner.
Powering some of the largest electric fleets in the UK, Mina’s Homecharge™ product accurately pays the driver’s energy supplier for the cost of charging their EV at home and with the Mina Chargepass®, drivers can charge in public with one single RFID card at over 7500 public charge points across the UK.
Fleets are able to see key insights including carbon intensity and emissions, cost per kWh, location and duration of each charge across their fleet in our easy to use Fleet Portal.
This makes paying for EV charging transparent, accurate and easy for employers and employees.
InstaVolt owns, installs, and maintains rapid electric vehicle charging units nationwide, giving landowners the opportunity to earn a rental income by housing them, and giving EV drivers access to the fastest charging available. InstaVolt believes that charging an electric vehicle should be quick and easy. It’s why, unlike many other companies, it operates an ‘open charger’ model, so anyone can use its charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis. No membership cards are required.
At the company’s core is a mission to make the UK an easier place to recharge – meaning more electric vehicles on the road and better air quality for all. InstaVolt’s achievements have been recognised by the industry and drivers alike. The company won “Private Sector Infrastructure of the Year” for the second consecutive year at the Electric Vehicle Innovation & Excellence (EVIE) Awards 2021 and topped the Zap-Map survey for the 4th year in a row, named as the UK’s Best Public Network. It was also voted as the UK’s most reliable public EV charging network, as voted by readers of What Car? Magazine in July 2021.
More info: www.instavolt.co.uk