A CHINEHAM-based electric vehicle charger company has lodged a record high number of monthly installs.

InstaVolt, based in Crockford Lane, installed 72 rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers during March, a new record for the business.

The InstaVolt network is set to comprise more than 310 rapid charging stations nationwide in the coming weeks.

It comes as the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the registration of pure electric vehicles doubled in February this year compared to 2018.

Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “March has been an incredibly busy time for us, as we continue to build our network and 72 chargers in one month represents a new company record. It quite possibly represents the highest number of rapid chargers install by an operator in a single month, within the UK.”

The chargers have been installed at driver-friendly locations including petrol stations, roadside diners, Starbucks drive thru branches, supermarkets and at retail parks.

Installations in March reach from Cumbria to Dorset.