• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 51 mins GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 3 days Does Toyota Know Something That We Don’t?
  • 6 days OPINION: Putin’s Genocidal Myth A scholarly treatise on the thousands of years of Ukrainian history. RCW
  • 3 days World could get rid of Putin and Russia but nobody is bold enough
  • 2 days America should go after China but it should be done in a wise way.
  • 6 days CHINA Economy IMPLODING - Fastest Price Fall in 14 Years & Stock Market Crashes to 5 Year Low
  • 5 days China is using Chinese Names of Cities on their Border with Russia.
  • 6 days Russian Officials Voice Concerns About Chinese-Funded Rail Line
  • 5 days CHINA Economy Disaster - Employee Shortages, Retirement Age, Birth Rate & Ageing Population
  • 6 days Putin and Xi Bet on the Global South
  • 6 days "(Another) Putin Critic 'Falls' Out Of Window, Dies"
  • 7 days United States LNG Exports Reach Third Place
  • 7 days Biden's $2 trillion Plan for Insfrastructure and Jobs
City A.M

City A.M

CityAM.com is the online presence of City A.M., London's first free daily business newspaper. Both platforms cover financial and business news as well as sport and…

More Info

Premium Content

UK Charging Infrastructure Is Struggling To Keep Up With Soaring EV Sales

  • Electric vehicle adoption is on the rise in the UK.
  • Charging infrastructure is lagging behind the boom in EV sales.
  • The AA is calling for an urgent boost in on-street charging to help the 40 percent of households without a driveway.

Just 107 local authorities across the UK have successfully applied for on-street charging points in the UK, despite claims that the government is trying to drive forward electric vehicle growth.

According to data released by the Department for Transport (DoT) today, just 2,869 charging points have been installed as part of the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme.

Funding for a further 9,543 has been approved and will be delivered in the coming years, the DoT said.

The figures come just a few weeks after Volkswagen Financial Services UK revealed that electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the UK was ahead of the curve by more than 100,000 cars.

According to figures, there were 833,000 EVs in the UK as of March – up 71 percent on last year’s levels. 

At the same time, registrations of battery-electric vehicles surpassed diesel for the first time ever, while data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that their market share increased to 10.9 percent in July.

The data means that there are huge black holes across the country where drivers without dedicated off-street residential parking would be reliant on the public charging network or workplace charging should their employer have it.

The AA is calling for an urgent boost in on-street charging to help the 40 percent of households without a driveway, parking space or garage take part in the transition to electric cars.

Head of roads policy for the AA Jack Cousens said: “The transition to electric needs to convince people that they can easily find a charge, but we need a mix of charging speeds to make life simple for everyone. But there are huge swathes of the country without any on-street charging and that needs to be rectified urgently.”

Cousens added that the government has been very slow to act on their targets surrounding EV chargers, including a minimum of 125,000 on-street charge points

ADVERTISEMENT

By CityAM

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News