Law firm secures electric car charging points in Banbury


Law firm Lodders has advised Basingstoke-based electric vehicle charging network, InstaVolt, on the installation of eight electric car charging points at Stroud Park, Banbury, in a deal which reflects the growing trend and interest in electric car ownership in the UK.

Lodders’ Real Estate partner, Alastair Frew, together with Simon Harris of Howkins and Harrison Chartered Surveyors brokered the deal, which will enable employees at Stroud Park’s resident businesses, hotel guests and restaurant visitors to recharge electric vehicles on site.

InstaVolt develops, installs, owns and operates rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK, for the benefit of electric vehicle drivers, the landowners that house charging units and the environment.

The firm’s Alastair Frew said: “Public access to electric car recharging infrastructure is the key to encouraging increased use of electric cars and unlocking their potential to reduce UK carbon emissions. There are currently over 24,000 electric car charging points available to the public, and the recent increase in government funding could see another 3,600 installed across the country.

“It has been exciting to work with InstaVolt on securing the EV charging points at Stroud Park, to enable EV drivers living, working and visiting Banbury to conveniently access a rapid and reliable charging network which is 100% powered by renewable energy sources.”