COVID-19 restrictions have undoubtedly loomed large over the installation of charge points and has unsurprisingly suppressed the number of installations over the course of the year. In the same period, the number of EVs on the road has grown with year-to-date registrations up 169% compared to 2019.
Research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data by Cornwall Insight shows Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019.
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Within the overall growth of the public network, the number of ultra-rapid charge points has grown from 300 units to 800, and contactless bank card accessible charge points also rose from 300 to approximately 1,000 through 2019