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07 Sep 20201 minute read

EV charging infrastructure grows

ECAtoday
EV charging infrastructure grows

Figures from the Department for Transport show that there are now 18,000 public electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the UK, a five-fold increase on the 4,000 that were installed by the end of 2015.

During the second quarter of 2020, more than 300 new public EV chargers were installed, a number which is expected to grow further now that lockdown restrictions have eased.

RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes said to Electrical Review: “Despite the coronavirus, it’s clear that the installation of new electric vehicle chargers is continuing apace. With suggestions that we may have passed ‘peak petrol’, the sight of plenty of new chargers in prominent locations like supermarket car parks could be the nudge that some drivers need to opt for a plug-in car next time they change their vehicle, over one powered purely by petrol or diesel.”

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