electric car charge
Jessica Rees
Sustainability and Engagement Officer
2 minute read

Investing an electric vehicle gets easier with more EV charging points

An amazing 6,000 publicly available electric vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed around the UK - now on track to hold 100,000 by summer 2025.

What does this mean?

Consistently installing EV charging points around the UK allows the communities and the surrounding businesses to adapt and embrace the transition to EVs. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have also been growing in accessibility, with 11% more being registered in April 2024 compared to April 2023 – BEVs now make up 16.9% of the car market.

Why Electric Vehicles?

EV's produce less carbon pollution than petrol/diesel vehicles and making the switch to EVs can help tackle climate change. EVs reduce reliance on finite resources like petrol and gas and instead they can be charged with renewable electricity that comes from sources such as solar and wind power.

What if you can't invest in an EV?

Carbon pollution has been linked to asthma, cancer, stroke and heart disease, dementia, and diabetes; while reducing carbon through greener travel is ideal, electric vehicles are not always accessible, because of affordability, limited resources at home or they simply don't have enough range for you to drive – so here's how we can cut down our carbon pollution in other ways.

  • Active travel – if possible, opt for walking, cycling, hiking or mobility scooter use. Active travel is not only good for cutting pollution but also great for our health.
  • Park and walk – If you live too far, consider parking up and walking the rest of the way to your destination.
  • Car share – Sharing a lift with you loved ones, friend or colleague means one less car on the road.
  • Public transport – Again, using public transport means less cars on the road. Trains and buses are also usually hybrid.

Check out how SPFT have rolled out their EV charging points - EV charging infrastructure rollout (carewithoutcarbon.org)

If you have an EV, find a charger point near you Map of electric charging points for electric cars UK: Zapmap (zap-map.com)