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Zap-Map’s latest Electric Vehicle charging statistics show that 1,507 new public chargers were added in November, bringing the UK total to 36,752.
Since November 2021, Electric Vehicle chargers are up about 33%. By adding more chargers to its network, the UK is serving a growing number of electric car drivers ahead of a 2030 ban on new internal combustion engine sales.
Providing drivers with adequate chargers is critical to reducing the “range anxiety” that discourages would-be drivers from switching to EVs. At its core is ensuring that both private and public chargers are available for the growing number of electric vehicles.
The year-over-year growth in fast chargers was especially significant until Electric Vehicle drivers were able to charge their vehicles faster than with slow chargers. The Zap-Map analysis shows the UK has 21,114 fast chargers at the time of publication, up from 16,047 in 2021.
Ubitricity also has the largest market share of public Electric Vehicle chargers in the UK with 5,935 units, or 16.1% of the current market. In second place are Pod Point 4,717 (12.8%) and bp pulse 2753 (7.5%).
These Electric Vehicle chargers have been developed and connected across the UK, with greater proportions in Greater London (31.3%) and the South East (12.8%). This calls into question the geographical disparity of public Electric Vehicle charging stations in the UK, and whether this ensures that all income groups benefit from these chargers.
Melanie Shufflebotham, Zap-Map’s COO and co-founder, highlighted the difference in Electric Vehicle chargers.
“Zap-Map’s latest Electric Vehicle Charging Survey shows that around 85% of Electric Vehicle drivers have access to off-street charging – versus around 60% of the overall population. This means there are already several hundred thousands of chargers installed at home, where Electric Vehicle drivers are able to do most of their charging,” said Shufflebotham.
“However, as EVs increasingly enter the mainstream, there will be an increasing proportion of drivers without this option, and the need for slower chargers on residential streets, or alternative local charging options, will only become more pressing.
“Given this knowledge and recent government measures such as the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund, it should be possible to keep geographical disparity to a minimum in terms of charging provision. However, it is important that all local authorities engage and come up with a plan to support the needs of their local community.”
The cost of charging an electric car at a public charging station has increased by 42 percent since May due to the current energy crisis, according to figures released by RAC Charge Watch. Cornwall Insight also warned that charging an electric car could become “significantly more expensive” than refueling a petrol or diesel car after the energy bill relief package ends in March.
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