Number of public charging devices has increased 33% in a year

Government figures show that since April 2021, the number of public devices has increased by 33%, and the number of rapid charging devices has increased by 29%.

There is still an uneven geographical distribution of charging devices, with some UK local authorities having bid for government funding for charging devices, and others not. Most of the provision of charging infrastructure has been market-led, with individual charging networks and other businesses (such as hotels) choosing where to install their devices.

London and Scotland had the highest level of charging provision per 100,000 of population, with 111 and 54 devices respectively, with the average provision in the UK being 45 per 100k.

Scotland had the highest rate of rapid charging device provision of 13.6 rapid devices per 100,000 of population, whilst the average provision in the UK was 8.2 per 100k. Rapid charging device provision was lowest for Northern Ireland and Wales, with 1.3 and 5.8 rapid devices per 100k respectively.

Rapid charging devices have increased in every region in the UK. The smallest percentage increase in the number of rapid devices was in London at 1.9%. Northern Ireland had the largest percentage increase in rapid devices at 13.6%.

See the latest figures here.

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