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Are more EV charging stations being added?

Zapmap's latest data highlights the continuous growth and development of the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the UK.

As of July 2023, the UK boasts 45,737 public EV charging points, marking a 40% year-on-year increase. These are distributed across 26,805 charging locations, with a total of 72,778 connectors. In the past month alone, Zapmap recorded the addition of 1,999 new EV charging units. These numbers exclude home and workplace installations, estimated to exceed 400,000.

Over the past few years, the UK has witnessed a substantial surge in public EV charging points. Between the end of 2016 and 2022, the network quadrupled from 6,500 to over 37,261 devices. In the last year from the end of 2021 to the end of 2022, over 8,600 charging points were added, marking a 30% growth.

Ubitricity, renowned for its lamppost chargers, leads the pack as the operator with the most charge points in the UK. Following closely are Pod Point, known for destination chargers primarily in retail car parks, and BP Pulse, which maintains an extensive network of both rapid and destination chargers nationwide.

Additionally, the data reveals that as of July 2023, the UK had 8,772 rapid and ultra-rapid chargers, spanning 4,657 locations and equipped with 17,945 connectors. In the past month, 325 new rapid and ultra-rapid charging units were added to the Zapmap database.

Over the year since July 2022, ultra-rapid chargers in the country have surged by 92%. Leading the charge in the rapid and ultra-rapid charging sector is InstaVolt with 1,172 charge points, followed by BP Pulse with 1,117, and Tesla with 1,049.

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