Eighteen per cent rise in number of public charge points in the past year


Department for Transport statistics shows that the number of UK public electric vehicle charging devices has increased 18% over the past year, to 19,487. Of these, 3,530 were rapid devices.

The DfT notes that rapid charging devices have also grown quickly, increasing by nearly ten times since 2015.

In the third quarter of 2020, 1,222 more devices were available in total, up 7% on the previous quarter. 324 of these were rapid devices.

Regionally, London has the highest level of charging device provision per 100,000 of population but is slightly below average in terms of rapid charging device provision. Scotland is above average in total devices per 100,000 and has the highest level of rapid device provision