Rhug Estate has teamed up with InstaVolt to bring in the latest evolution of its service – the installation of rapid electric vehicle (EV) car charging points.
Eight ultra-rapid EV charging stations, capable of adding 100 miles of range in just 15 minutes, are currently being installed in Rhug’s car park.
This will make Rhug Estate the largest private provider of EV charging points in Wales.
The installation of the eight new 120kW InstaVolt chargers are in addition to the existing Dual 7kW Type 2 PodPoint chargers located at the Rhug Estate farm shop car park, which were placed five years ago, demonstrating Rhug Estate’s commitment to promptly responding to demands of the local area and its innovative ambition.
Lord Newborough, Owner of Rhug Estate said:
“Scottish Power and the Welsh government, alongside chargepoint provider, InstaVolt, have enabled us to achieve this installation in a matter of weeks and they should be up and running by the end of the Easter holidays.
"During periods of solar gain, the electricity supply for the new EV charging points will come directly from the solar panels located behind Rhug Estate’s farm buildings. This aspect makes it a truly green project and highly sustainable.
“Drivers and passengers will be able to enjoy the facilities at Rhug while their car is charging.
"Rhug Estate is perfectly situated on the A5, three miles west of Corwen, where traffic from Manchester and Chester meet the main A5 road from the Midlands before it separates again leading to the Llyn peninsular and the west Wales coast.
"This is an ideal place to break the journey and re-charge yourselves and the car.”
InstaVolt, the leading EV charge point supplier, was approached by Rhug Estate to provide the ultra-rapid service which it has deployed around the UK.
Adrian Keen, CEO of InstaVolt, said:
“We are thrilled to be bringing reliable, rapid and accessible charging to Wales at a location of such prominence and functionality for road users.
"The widespread installation of EV charge points across our nation is encouraging the consumer uptake of EVs and providing them with the confidence to make those longer journeys, knowing that they have options for charging throughout the country.”