Reykjavik, October 4 2023: A second electric vehicle charging site has been opened in Iceland by the UK’s Leading rapid electric vehicle charging network, InstaVolt.

Fridheimar Tomato Farm has activated four ultra rapid 160kW chargers at one of the country’s top tourist destinations, which is often included on the Golden Circle tour, just 20 minutes from Gullfoss Falls and 30 minutes from the world-famous geysers in Haukadular valley.

The charging stations, located at Fridheimar’s iconic restaurant, are powered by 100% renewable energy.

The move follows its recent success after opening the country’s largest EV charging hub in June at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel just five minutes from Keflavik Airport.

InstaVolt, which has a reputation for reliability and ease of use with payment by contactless debit or credit card, has plans for a further 200 installations in Iceland over the next two years.

InstaVolt Chairman, Adrian Pike, said: “Opening our second EV rapid charging site in Iceland is a proud moment for InstaVolt.

“This has been an excellent opportunity to help develop Iceland’s EV rapid charging infrastructure. It represents a significant investment by InstaVolt and has created a unique partnership where 100% renewable energy will be powering Iceland’s electric vehicles. We look forward to continuing our roll-out of rapid chargers across the country.”

This latest EV charging site represents an important target as Iceland looks to achieve its objective of banning the registration of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, while developing its EV charging network for both residents and tourists, who will be encouraged to travel sustainably around the country.