There is a large population that will be reliant on public charging and they are being left behind.
These residents’ needs should be driving infrastructure planning. Our research explores which residents will be most in need of these provisions, how our current infrastructure is servicing them and how that compares across local authorities in GB.
- 8 million GB households (On-Street households) outside of London have no off-street parking and therefore rely on public charging
- 90% of these On-Street households are outside of a 5-minute walk to a public charger.
- Close to 1 million extra On-Street households would be brought into catchment, for the same number of chargers, if all councils matched the coverage strategy of a typical authority
- Authorities need to acknowledge the coming impact and different needs of the rapidly growing corporate fleet
- Good coverage is available without significant infrastructure costs. Brighton and Hove provides good access to 67% of its On-Street households with only 139 chargers
- Placing chargers closer to those dependent on them can reduce the number of chargers required by up to a factor of 4.8