Delivering a world-class charging network by 2030 in the UK
Can the UK government level up the distribution of charging infrastructure?
Building a nationwide, convenient, affordable charging network is essential for the UK’s transition to a zero emission fleet of vehicles, and some critics say that the current network is not substantial enough. This is incorrect. Not only does the current public network have enough charge points for the number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) currently on the roads, but new research reveals that workplace chargers provide an additional 85% charging sockets to the network. Workplace charging has not been taken into account in society’s discussions about charging, and is important: 22 million cars are regularly used for commuting, and 35% of all car and van miles in 2019 were for commuting and business purposes.