THE UK'S

EV CHARGING

HOTSPOTS

The UK government is currently aiming to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 to encourage a switch to zero-emission electric vehicles.

However, that can’t happen unless there are enough places for us all to reliably charge up, so how does the electric vehicle charging infrastructure look around the UK?

We’ve analysed how many regular and rapid public charging points there are for every 100 electric cars in each local authority to find out.

The UK’s charging hotspots

Rank

Local Authority

County

Number of electric vehicles

Total
public charging
devices

Total
public rapid
charging devices

Charging
devices per
100 cars

Rapid Devices
per 100
cars

London's charging hotspots

Rank

Borough

Number of electric vehicles

Total
public charging
devices

Total
public rapid
charging devices

Charging
devices per
100 cars

Rapid Devices
per 100
cars

Methodology

Number of charging points taken from the Department for Transport’s Electric Vehicle Charging Device Statistics (October 2019) and refer to publically available charging devices in each authority.

‘Rapid devices’ refers to those whose fastest connector is rated at 43kW or above. Where a device has more than one speed of connector, it is classified as the highest speed available.

Number of registered plug-in vehicles taken from the Department for Transport - Table VEH0131.

Note that we chose to omit authorities with very low populations such as the City of London and Orkney.

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