Zapmap, the EV charge point mapping service, has officially announced that the UK has surpassed the significant milestone of 50,000 charging points.
This achievement is of great significance, especially considering the UK's ambitious goal of reaching 300,000 charge points by 2030. This milestone is a positive development for the EV industry.
What's noteworthy is that just in February 2023, the UK celebrated the installation of the 40,000th EV charger. This rapid growth indicates a substantial increase in the deployment of EV charging infrastructure across the UK. To put this in perspective, the previous 10,000 chargers took an entire year to be installed, from February 2022 to February 2023.
Zapmap's data suggests that the UK is on track to have 100,000 charging stations in operation by August 2025.
Melanie Shufflebotham, co-founder and chief operating officer at Zapmap, emphasised the importance of reaching 50,000 public charging points, saying, "Hitting 50,000 public charging devices is a really important milestone for the country and illustrates the sea change behind the increased rate of charge point installations. Having passed 40,000 charge points in February, our predictions are that there will be 100,000 chargers by August 2025 – which would certainly be a major achievement. Alongside the number of high-power charging hubs in the UK more than doubling in the past year, as we saw last week, these are changes that bring real benefits to electric car drivers up and down the country."