EV charging: Great Britain is powering up

The amount of charging devices for electrical vehicles in Great Britain is expected to hit 40,000 this year. This predicts Zap-Map, an app which guides owners of electrical vehicles to the nearest charger.
Zap-Map also expects charging prices to rise, a more complex pricing structure and a huge growth in business fleets using electrical vehicles (EV’s).

Following an impressive growth in public charging infrastructure in 2021, in which the number of ultra-rapid charging devices increased by more than 50% between January and September the company expects to see more growth over the course of 2022.

Furthermore, the amount of power provided is rising. According to Zap-Map 50kW chargers will soon become a thing of the past, while 100kW-plus chargers will become the norm.

Community projects

The app maker also predicts strong and continued growth in the provision of low-powered chargers which are ideal for overnight charging. Many of these chargers can be found on residential streets or as part of community projects, acting as a replacement for home charging.

Great Britain still has catching up to do when it comes to embracing electrical vehicles. In the Netherlands, for example, there are currently more than 90.000 charging devices available to EV owners.

In the whole of Europe you will find 200,000 charging points, of which 20,000 are ultra-rapid chargers. If you head north with your electrical vehicle the chances of finding a charger are highest. Norway alone has more than 20,000 charging stations.

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Author: Rene Passet

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