11 June 2020
Data released by the Department for Transport today1 shows that there are more than double the number of electric vehicle charging devices compared to petrol stations2.
|Number of publicly accessible EV charging devices (UK)||Number of publicly accessible rapid EV charging devices (UK)||Number of fuel forecourts (UK)|
One of the myths we urgently need to clear up is a perceived lack in charging points
Edmund King, AA president says; “One of the myths we urgently need to clear up is a perceived lack in charging points. With a 61% year-on-year increase and more public charge points being installed every week, it should give confidence to drivers that they will be able to get home in an electric car.
“However, if drivers feel they cannot find a charge point then more needs to be done. Changing the sign3 could help them stand out, as well as finding solutions to those who want to charge their car at home, but do not have a dedicated off-street parking space.
“Encouraging drivers to make the switch to electric cars will also encourage both councils and businesses to install charging infrastructure. We believe that further incentives are required to ease the transition to lower emission vehicles such as cutting VAT4 on the sale of certain vehicles or targeted scrappage schemes.”