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InstaVolt selects Eseye for reliable EV charge point network

EV charge point network provider, InstaVolt, has selected Eseye's AnyNet+ eSIM and intelligent IoT Connectivity Platform to deliver ultra-reliable cellular connectivity for its UK EV charging network.

InstaVolt joins a growing list of clients using Eseye’s technology including Pod Point, Shell NewMotion and BP Chargemaster. The deal is seen as confirming Eseye’s position as a leading provider of EV charging connectivity solutions.

InstaVolt is looking to simplify the charging process and make it more transparent with customers only paying for the electricity they use. After introducing new hardware to the network, Eseye’s AnyNet+ eSIM is being embedded into its charge points.

InstaVolt’s implementation of Eseye’s intelligent connectivity solution is central to its aim of growing the UK’s public charging network and accelerating the large-scale adoption of EVs by providing fast, highly reliable, pay-as-you-go charging in more convenient locations nationwide, with no subscription required.

With 1,000 chargers already active or in late-stage development, the company is on track to deliver 5,000 rapid chargers by 2025 and has committed to roll out 10,000 InstaVolt charge points by 2030.

Gary Kirkland, CTO, InstaVolt said, “The AnyNet+ eSIM embedded in our charge points offers the ability to network manage and effectively switch connectivity to another provider, if needed. This ensures our chargers have high uptime wherever they are located, and our customers can simply tap, charge, and drive.”

“Widespread EV adoption is critical to the UK’s strategy to meet emissions reduction targets under the terms of the Paris Agreement and is very much front-of-mind as the UK hosts COP26,” added Nick Earle, CEO Eseye. “To convince drivers to switch to electric vehicles, they must be confident that charging is fast, convenient, reliable and hassle-free. InstaVolt’s ethos is based on building customer transparency and trust, and our intelligent eSIM and global connectivity service is the ideal solution to ensure their charge points are rapidly connected, whenever a customer needs them. This is foundational to promoting EV adoption UK-wide.”

Recent research conducted by Eseye into IoT adoption found that the EV charging sector outstrips others in its demand for intelligent connectivity – 91% of respondents from this sector agreed that the evolution of intelligent connectivity is going to be critical to continue to fuel adoption of IoT.

“Intelligent connectivity is a keystone of the EV charging proposition,” explained Earle. “As EV adoption grows, the need for ultra-reliable connectivity solutions that underpin the business case for large-scale project rollouts will simultaneously accelerate.”

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Neil Tyler

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