UK Charging Infrastructure Isn’t Keeping Pace With EV Car Sales
Concerns have been raised that public EV charging infrastructure is not keeping pace with electric car sales in the UK.
Newly released Department for Transport figures reveal a total of 8,680 new public EV chargers were installed in the UK in 2022, including 1,731 rapid chargers. This means there are now 37,055 publicly available charge points installed across the country.
Electric car sales boomed last year, however, rising 40.1 per cent. Some 267,000 new EVs were registered in the UK, with electric power overtaking diesel to become the second-most popular fuel type after petrol.