Bannatyne Health Clubs install InstaVolt rapid charging stations across the UK

Bannatyne Health Clubs, owned by British ‘Dragon’s Den’ entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, is working with charging company InstaVolt to install rapid DC chargers at its sites across the UK.
Bannatyne Health Clubs install InstaVolt rapid charging stations across the UK
Courtesy of InstaVolt

The rapid chargers installed by InstaVolt can charge electric vehicles at a rate of 50 KW, meaning that most EVs could be fully charged in less time than it takes to do a typical spin class. The installation of more than 70 rapid DC chargers is underway, with 56 already live, and the Bannatyne Group says more are likely to follow as EV sales continue to grow.

According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, electric car sales in the UK have risen dramatically over the past few years. While only around 500 electric cars were registered per month during the first half of 2014, this has now risen to an average of almost 4,000 per month during 2017.

“Our health clubs offer members the latest in fitness technology and keep ahead of all the latest trends, while aiming to maintain our environmental credentials” said Bannatyne Group CEO Justin Musgrove. “Enabling members to charge their electric vehicles while using the health club is part of this commitment.”

InstaVolt installs and maintains chargers for free and instead makes its money from the sale of electricity to drivers. It also gives site hosts a rental income for letting them use space to house the chargers.

Like all of InstaVolt’s charging units, those at Bannatyne Health Clubs will be available for electric vehicle drivers to use on a subscription free, pay-as-you-go basis. 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. The chargers are compatible with any electric car that is geared up for DC rapid charging.

Image: Rapid charger at Bannatyne Health Club courtesy of InstaVolt

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