EV Charging Points’ Postcode Lottery    

The SMMT is spearheading a campaign to have EV chargepoints more affordable, accessible and available,  putting consumers at the heart of EV infrastructure planning and delivery to secure UK’s zero-emission future.

At the heart of the push is to apply levelling up to EV charging points as drivers currently face a growing regional divide in chargepoint availability. At the end of 2020, the ratio of electric cars to standard public chargers was 1:37 in the north of England, compared with 1:26 in the south – and in 2021, the ratio deteriorated significantly in the North to 1:52, compared with 1:30 in the south.

The action plan reports that, as demand for electric vehicles has surged, standard public charging infrastructure has struggled to keep pace. Plug-in cars on the road grew by a phenomenal 280.3% between 2019 and 2021, but standard chargepoints increased by just 69.8% in the same period.

See the whole seven point plan here https://www.smmt.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/SMMT-UK-Auto-seven-point-plan-to-boost-Britains-EV-charging-infrastructure.pdf