Since its launch last May, Next Green Car’s Zap-Map has recorded over 2,000 charging points across 888 locations, and recorded a sharp increase in ‘fast’ chargers.
In the past ten months, the number of UK charging points mapped on Zap-Map has increased from around 700 to over 2,000 points today.
In this time the composition of the charging point network has changed substantially. Whereas initially nearly all the points were “slow” chargers using a standard 13 Amp supply (6-8 hours for a full charge), the majority of the new points being installed are ‘fast’ chargers using a 32 Amps supply (3-4 hours for a full charge).
In addition to the 1,600 slow charging pints, over 400 ‘fast’ chargers have now been installed, with 35 ‘rapid’ chargers are also in place – these provide a direct current and typically provide an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
Dr Ben Lane, managing editor of Next Green Car, said: “With the advent of the Plug-in Van Grant, and the imminent launch of several new EVs and two innovative Plug-in electric cars, a robust and extensive charging point infrastructure is more important than ever and we are delighted that the charging points on Zap-Map have passes the 2,000 milestone.”
The Next Green Car’s Zap-Map can be found at www.nextgreencar.com/zap-map.