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UK adds 8,700 electric vehicle chargers – but fails to keep pace with EV sales

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Approximately 8,700 electric vehicle (EV) chargers were installed across the UK last year, the highest annual increase to date but one that is failing to keep pace with growing adoption.

The UK now has approximately 37,000 EV chargers, according to EV charge point app Zap-Map. It means that the number of EV charge points increased by 30% year on year, compared to a 38% increase in the number of EVs on British roads.

Justin Godfrey-Cass, head of transport solutions, Wireless Logic, said: “Despite the government’s commitment to installing EV charging points, unfortunately, the wider rollout has been hampered by planning constraints, cost of installation, need for access, and the need for resilient and highly secure two-way connectivity in locations where wired infrastructure isn’t always readily available.”...