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New data shows number of electric vehicles per public chargepoint is increasing – RAC reaction

Commenting on new figures on the number of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and chargepoints that have been installed in the UK, RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes said:

“It’s encouraging to see the number of public chargepoints continues to grow, but it’s concerning the pace of new installations is not keeping up with the growth in new electric vehicles coming on to our roads. As a consequence, our analysis shows that the number of electric vehicles per public chargepoint is increasing – this is especially important with slower chargepoints which require longer stays as fewer vehicles can use them. The Government has set mandates for manufacturers to ensure a proportion of the vehicles they sell are zero-tailpipe emission, so it would be sensible for them to set annual targets for new chargepoints too.

“While more ultra-rapid chargers have come online we believe there should be even more focus on these so that EV drivers can always recharge quickly and easily on long journeys. In addition, this will also give prospective EV owners the confidence to make the switch to electric as soon as possible, particularly if they would not be able to charge at home.”

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