Currently reading: Number of public EV chargers in UK rises by 37%
Various companies installed 7600 new EV chargers across the nation last year

The number of public EV chargers in the United Kingdom rose 37% last year, government data has revealed – but there are huge regional differences in the network.

The latest Department for Transport (DfT) data is for 1 January 2022 and was drawn from charger-mapping firm Zap-Map.

There were 28,375 public EV chargers available and operational in the UK on that date, which is 7600 more than on 1 January 2021. It also represents a rise of 9% from the previous DfT survey at the start of October 2021.

Of that total, 5156 were rapid chargers, which are defined as being capable of charging at rates of 25kW or more.

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