York’s Electric Car Charging Points Increase by More Than 30%
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York’s Electric Car Charging Points Increase by More Than 30%

The data analysed by Vauxhall reveals a need for more electric cars to meet increasing demand.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT), there were 210 public electric vehicle charging devices in York as of October, including 43 rapid chargers, marking a 40% increase from 2022.

Across the UK, there were nearly 49,220 publicly available chargers as of October, an increase of 42% from 2022, with 8,908 being rapid chargers.

The data also shows a 69% increase in on-street electric vehicle chargers for homes without driveways, with 4,094 new installations recorded in the last quarter.

The figure was up from 150 charging devices in October 2022 (Image: Supplied)

Managing director at Vauxhall, James Taylor, emphasizes the need to match demand and ensure households without driveways are not left behind in the transition to electric vehicles.

The availability of chargers varied across the UK, with London having the highest at 193 chargers per 100,000 people, and Northern Ireland having the lowest at 23 per 100,000 people. In Yorkshire and The Humber, there were 46 electric vehicle chargers per 100,000 people.

The Department for Transport has put more than £2 billion into helping people switch to electric vehicles and reports that one in four new cars bought in October came with a plug. They also allocated £381m across England to deliver more local chargers, particularly for drivers without off-street parking access.