A new study from EMU Analytic estimates that by 2020 there will be over one million electric vehicles, on our roads, requiring 100,000 EV charge points. According to the report there is currently only 16,500 EV charge points installed across the UK. This means that another 83,500 EV charge points will need to be installed across the country, in just 2 years, to keep up with the demand as electric vehicles become more and more popular.
The report from EMU Analytics also states that currently only 3% of supermarkets have EV charge points installed for their staff and customers. Out of all the main supermarkets Asda has the most EV chargers, with them installed at 19% of its stores. Tesco has the worst coverage with less than 1% of stores providing EV charge points.
EV charge point infrastructure is critical to the success of the uptake of electric vehicles. This is as the bulk of electric vehicles on our roads only have a range of just 100-200 miles. Rapid EV chargers will have a big say in how successful the infrastructure becomes. The report outlines that at present there is only 1,500 rapid EV chargers across the country, that have parking spaces to cater for 3,400 vehicles.
The rise in electric vehicles on our roads can partly be attributed to the governments OLEV (Office For Low Emission Vehicles) grants such as the Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme, Workplace Charge Point Scheme and the On-Street Residential Charge Point Scheme.
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