UK Councils ignore government funding for charging stations
More than half of local councils in the UK have not made use of funds towards bolstering public charging infrastructure in the last year despite the ongoing boom in EV sales. 52 per cent of 216 authorities said they had spent no money on chargers in the previous 12 months.
“In the next ten years, more than half the cars on the road will be electric. To facilitate this transformation, the UK must install tens of thousands of charge points reaching every corner of the country,” said Pilgrim Beart, CEO of DevicePilot, adding: “I have a lot of sympathy for councils whose budgets have been stretched to breaking point by the pandemic and budget cuts, but we cannot continue to let the divide between the EV haves and have nots grow further.”