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Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 275731, tabled on 10 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric vehicle charge points there are in the UK.

Answered on

17 July 2019

Government funding and leadership, alongside private investment has supported the installation of more than 20,000 public chargepoints, according to figures made available by the charging point information platform zap-map. This includes over 2,000 rapid chargepoints – one of the largest networks in Europe. Members of the public and businesses are able to install chargepoints without Government support, and information on these are not routinely collected

Our grant schemes and the £400m public-private Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund will see thousands more electric vehicle chargepoints installed across the UK. The Road to Zero strategy published last year, includes new commitments to expand significantly electric and low emission vehicle infrastructure across the country.