The variety of public fast electrical automobile chargers within the UK grew 37 per cent in 2021, in accordance with new official figures.

As of 4 January 2021, there have been 20,775 public EV chargers of all sorts within the UK – up by 1 / 4 in 2020 – of which 3,880 have been fast units. Within the fourth quarter of 2020 alone, 1,288 chargers have been put in, together with 350 fast units.

Nevertheless, the information launched by the Division for Transport at the side of Zap-Map additionally revealed an “uneven geographical distribution” of public EV chargers within the UK. Throughout the entire of the UK, there are 31 public chargers per 100,000 folks. Damaged down by nation, that’s 31 per 100,000 in England, 26 in Wales, 40 in Scotland and simply 17 in Northern Eire.

There’s additionally a disparity between totally different areas in England. London has 69 public chargers per 100,000 folks – greater than wherever else – adopted by the south-east (31) and the south-west (28). Joint-lowest are the north-west and Yorkshire and the Humber, each of which solely have 19 chargers per 100,000 folks, whereas the West Midlands has 20 per 100,000.

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There are 5.8 fast chargers per 100,000 folks in your complete UK. Scotland has 10 per 100,000 folks, which is a better proportion than some other nation or area. England has 5.7 per 100,000, Wales has 3.2 and Northern Eire has simply 1.1.

The south-east of England has the very best proportion of fast chargers within the nation, with 6.9 per 100,000 folks, adopted by the north-east with 6.4 and the south-west with 6.1. The north-west has the least with 4.4 per 100,000 folks.

The variety of public chargers in every area elevated within the fourth quarter of 2020, apart from the north-east of England the place the quantity really went down by 3.4 per cent. The DfT defined: “House owners and operators can select to quickly or completely decommission or change units, or they are often unavailable as a result of faults, upkeep or different restrictions within the space the place they’re situated.”

Wales noticed the biggest proportion improve in chargers in This autumn 2020 – up 19 per cent – whereas London put in probably the most chargers with 500 new units.

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