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Only London has more EV charging points than Coventry, study reveals

Coventry Editorial 20th Jul, 2023   0

COVENTRY has the second most EV charging stations in the country, a new study has revealed.

The city currently has 831 charging points, with 736 of these being on-street facilities.

Coventrians have to pay to use 51 per cent of the city’s charge points.

However, Coventry has a long way to go to match London, which has 7,000 chargers across the city.

The new study was conducted by direct365 and aims to help show the need for further investment in EV chargers.

It was conducted by analysing government data and compiled the number of EV charging stations at major stores, popular public areas, car parks, on-street parking and workspaces across UK cities.

Despite the UK edging closer to the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel car sales, only 15.7 per cent of vehicles bought this year have been electric.

The study found the main reason putting drivers off buying electric cars was the lack of accessible charge points.

Visit to read more about the study.

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