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Number of electric vehicle charging stations in the UK 2011-2019, by type

Charging stations supplying normal charge under or equal to 22 kilowatts were the most numerous charging type found across the United Kingdom as of October 2019. There were 20,461 such stations in the country, up from 14,732 the previous year. In contrast, Combined Charging Systems (CCS) were the leading fast charging station.
A necessary element to modern infrastructure, the availability of electric energy supplying outlets is paramount to the continued success of electric vehicles in a world looking to turn away from fossil fuels.

Total number of charging stations

In total, 9,327 charging locations for electric vehicles were spread out across the United Kingdom by August 2019. Figures steadily increased between March 2018 and August 2019, with the greatest single jump recorded between February and March 2019. This might be related to the general performance of car sales in March. As it is one of only two months a year when the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency releases new registration plate numbers, car sales tend to reach their annual peak in March. With officials looking to provide the best possible infrastructure to drivers in the country, the distribution of more charging stations seems natural.

EVSE’s worldwide

Globally, China provided the greatest number of publicly available electric vehicle chargers (EVSE’s) in 2018. Some 275,000 such outlets were in use. This was over five times the amount recorded by the second entry – the United States. Of European countries, most EVSE’s were found in Germany.

Number of electric vehicle charging stations by type in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2011 to 2019

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October 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

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