UK’s EV public charging network boosted with more than 1,200 devices between July and September

DfT’s new report suggests the number of charging devices increased by 7% from the previous quarter

More than 1,200 devices were added to the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) public charging network in the third quarter of 2020.

That’s according to official figures from the Department for Transport, which suggests the number of charging points which were installed between July and September was up 7% on the previous quarter.

Out of the 1,222 newly installed devices, 324 of these were rapid models.

The report shows since 2015, the number of public charging devices has grown to October 2020, with an 18% increase in the year to date.

However, the data highlights an uneven geographical distribution of charging devices within the UK –  London has the highest level of charging device provision per 100,000 of the population but is slightly below average in terms of rapid charging device provision.

Scotland is above average in total devices per 100,000 people and has the highest level of rapid device provision.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps wrote on Twitter: “There’s never been a better time to switch to an EV as we are making rapid charge points easier right across the UK.”

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