UK needs to increase monthly EV charger installation by 288%
Electric car charging infrastructure at crisis point: Monthly new device installations need to rise by 288% if ministers are to meet their target of 300k chargers by 2030
The UK's electric car charging infrastructure remains at crisis point with just 800 new devices being added per month, according to the latest official figures published by the Department for Transport.
It confirmed there were 37,055 public charging points in total on 1 January 2023, up from 34,637 devices at the start of October 2022.
This means that, on average, just 806 new chargers are being added to the public network per month - an installation rate that needs to increase to 3,130-a-month (a rise of 288 per cent) if the Government is to meet its promised target of having 300,000 devices nationwide by 2030.
That is the year it intends to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.
In response to the disappointing growth in public charging, the Labour Party today accused Conservatives of 'falling asleep at the wheel' in regards to its failure to boost device number in recent years.
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