Poor infrastructure threatens future of electric vehicles

Charging connectors map

The UK lacks the infrastructure needed to achieve the government’s goal of boosting the number of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) on the road and eliminating new petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2040, according to Colliers International’s latest Automotive Viewpoint report.

Figures from Zap-Map show that the number of charging points for electric vehicles in the UK stands at 16,553. Although this represents a significant increase on the 11,000 recorded in May last year, only 3,493 of these points offer rapid charges and some parts of the UK are still poorly served.

Northern Ireland and Wales have the fewest charging points, whereas London has the highest number, followed by Scotland and the South East.

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