Britain has thousands fewer electric car charging points than required because councils are frustrating their rollout, according to one of the country’s biggest energy companies. Big six energy firm SSE said that when it started work three years ago, it had hoped to install 6,000 charging points in London by now, but had fitted just 762 because of delays by local authorities.
Guardian 9th Sept 2018 read more »
Only five per cent of electric vehicle (EV) charging takes place at public charging points, as drivers overwhelmingly opt to charge their cars at home or at work when possible. That is the finding of a survey carried out by Transport and Environment, a campaign group which aims to promote cleaner transport across Europe. According to the group’s research, which was released late last week, it is the lack of choice and availability of electric cars that is the principal barrier to the mass uptake of EVs across the UK and Europe, not the availability of public recharging points. The survey is a compilation of data and studies from public and private bodies on consumer behaviour regarding EVs. The findings show that public chargers including on-street city charging, charge points in car parks, and so-called “fast charging corridors” only account for about five per cent of all charging events.
Business Green 10th Sept 2018 read more »