Booths to install more chargers at its supermarket sites

Northern retailer Booths has announced plans to install 42 new electric car chargers at its sites across the North West.

Booths is working with InstaVolt to install the chargers. The first four have gone live at Kirkby Lonsdale and a further 38 are due to be switched on over coming weeks and months.

Booths has identified a number of sites where it plans to install InstaVolt chargers. A total of 40 chargers are already installed at locations including:

  • Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Penwortham
  • Longton
  • Ulverston
  • Ilkley
  • Lytham
  • Barrowford
  • Hesketh Bank
  • Garstang
  • Keswick
  • Carnforth
  • Windemere
  • Scotforth

Expected in Kendal store and planning on the remainder of the Booths estate is “well underway”.

Chairman and chief executive Edwin Booth said: “With the increase in electric and hybrid car ownership we are working with InstaVolt to offer a new and important facility which is part of the journey towards a more sustainable future for personal transport.”

Tim Payne, chief executive of InstaVolt,said: “As sales of electric cars rise it’s becoming increasingly important to create a public network of rapid chargers in places that fit into people’s lives and allow them to charge their EVs just like they’d top up with petrol or diesel. Places such as supermarkets are a perfect example.”

Further reading

The New Power Interview: Tim Payne built a major renewable energy business at Anesco. Can he repeat the trick with electric vehicle infrastructure? Janet Wood talked to him about launching InstaVolt