London home to more than 6,000 electric vehicle charging points

New Government figures show the Capital continues to lead the way when it comes to provision for electric vehicle charging.

The DfT statistics, published earlier this month, show as of 4 January 2021, there were 6,155 electric vehicle charging points publicly available in London – more than a quarter of the UK total (20,775).

Breaking down the figure by borough, Westminster has the greatest number of charging points (646), followed by Wandsworth (594) and Kensington and Chelsea (420).

Of the 6,155 charging points available across the Capital – 515 are defined as rapid.

At 69, London also has by far the most number of charging points per 100,000 of population – with its figure more than double the UK average of 31.

It sits at the top of the table, followed by Scotland (40).

Conversely, Northern Ireland (17), the North West (19) and Yorkshire and the Humber (19) are among the worst performing areas.

The Government says while some local authorities have bid for funding for charging devices, others have not.

It is urging all authorities to take advantage of a £20 million fund for the creation of on-street charge points in towns and cities.

25 February 2021