As of March 2022, the U.K. has a little over 30,000 charging points nationwide.
This might seem like a high number, but considering that Parliament predicts the country will need more than 280,000 to comfortably transition each driver into an EV, there’s still a long way to go still.
So, if you’re planning a cross-country roadtrip, expect to travel through some charging deserts—places where you may go many miles (or should we say kilometers?) or maybe even hundreds before you’re able to recharge your EV’s battery. Therefore, it’s best to plan around this by ensuring you’re at least up to 80% charge before traveling near the edge of a charging desert.
Most of the U.K.’s charging points
are owned by Ubitricity, a private company that manufacturers EV charging accessories. While some charging points are free, typically the faster stations, which offer Level 2 or Level 3 fast-charging
, cost money. For fast-charging, expect to pay somewhere around £6.50 for a 30 min charge. Fast-charging is convenient, but is often bad for your battery’s long-term health, and is expensive.
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