With new charge points being added daily, the UK’s charging point infrastructure is continually changing. The tables and charts shown below track the number of charging points across the UK and are updated live from the Zap-Map database. In addition to the number of charging devices and locations, the charts provide a breakdown by charger type, connector type and by region.
Note that this data can be used by third parties as long as the source is attributed to Zap-Map and if online, a link is added back to https://www.zap-map.com.
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Zap-Stats – 31 May 2020
Last 30 days
As shown in the table, the total number of locations which have a public charging point installed is 11378, the number of devices at those locations is 18260 and the total number of connectors within these devices is 31741. There have been 164 new devices added to the Zap-Map database over the last 30 days which equates to 295 new connectors.
Number of UK charging locations and connectors over past 12 months: Zap-Map, May 2020
The chart shows the number of public charging connectors and locations on the Zap-Map database over the past 12 months.
Charging connectors by type: Zap-Map, 2011-2019
The chart shows the breakdown of connectors by slow (3-5kW), fast (7-22kW), rapid (25-99kW) and ultra-rapid (100kW+) type chargers for the last nine years. As the chart reveals, the past few years has seen increased investment in fast and rapid units at the expense of slow chargers. This reflects the growing demand for higher charging rates as battery capacities increase and EVs are driven on longer journeys. From 2018 to 2019 there was also an increase in the number of slow chargers which indicates the rapid expansion of the EV market in 2019.
Rapid Chargers – 31 May 2020
Last 30 days
The table shows the total number of locations which have a rapid (incl. ultra-rapid) public charging point installed (2199), the number of rapid devices at those locations (3173) and the total number of rapid connectors within these devices (7785). There have been 25 new rapid devices added to the Zap-Map database over the last 30 days, which equates to 55 new rapid connectors.
Profile of rapid devices: Zap-Map, May 2020
Total Rapid connectors:7785
The chart above shows the number of charging devices across the UK which has at least one of the specified Rapid connector type. As shown, there are 2681 devices with a JEVS CHAdeMO 50-100kW connector, 1790 devices with a Type 2 Mennekes 43kW connector, 2449 with a CCS Combo 50-350kW connector and 454 Tesla superchargers (Type 2 & CCS).
Note that each Rapid device, with the exception of Tesla Superchargers, has a minimum of two connectors, so the total Rapid devices (7785), is not the sum of the above number of devices by connector type.
Rapid charging connectors by type: Zap-Map, 2011-2019
As shown in the chart, there has been strong growth in the number of Rapid chargers in the UK from just over 30 CHAdeMO connectors in 2011 to over 7000 Rapid connectors across CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla and Type 2 Rapid chargers by the end of 2019. From 2018 to 2019 CCS connector types saw the largest increase due to the emergence and demand for ultra-rapid charging speeds.
Profile of charging connectors across the UK regions: Zap-Map, May 2020
Total connectors: 31741
The pie-chart above shows the breakdown of charging point connectors in each of the UK regions. Greater London has the most charging points followed by the South-East and Scotland; the regions with the least charging points are Wales and the North-East.
Note that the statistics shown on this page can be used by third parties as long as the source is attributed to Zap-Map and if online, a link is added back to https://www.zap-map.com.