Written Question on Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

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Date Title Questioner
29 Jun 2017, 2:30 p.m. Rt Hon David Hanson MP (Labour - Delyn) David Hanson

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many charging points for electric vehicles there are in (a) Wales, (b) England, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland at the latest date for which information is available.

Answer (Claire Perry)

Public chargepoints funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles must be registered on the Government’s National Chargepoint Registry, an open source data set containing information on the type and geographical location of chargepoints. The registry is available online at: www.national-charge-point-registry.uk

Operators of public chargepoints can also choose to add other chargepoints to this dataset. The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill is due to include new powers that could require operators of public chargepoints to make openly available key information about all chargepoints that they operate, including geographic location.

The current dataset from the National Chargepoint Registry shows the following statistics for chargepoints in the UK:

  1. Wales - 37

  2. England - 4909

  3. Scotland - 997

  4. Northern Ireland - 346

Additional chargepoints will also have been installed with support from the private sector that are not listed on this data set but can be found on websites such as Zapmap (www.zap-map.com)

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