The government has missed a crucial target for electric vehicle charge points, according to the RAC.
The Department for Transport had set a target for every motorway service station to have at least six rapid or ultra-rapid EV charge points by the end of 2023. The RAC’s data, however, suggests that only four in 10 service stations meet this number. It also found that 178 chargers have been installed since April, but that only 46 of 119 stations had high-powered charging points, and some stations – including Leicester Forest on the M1 and Barton Park on the A1 – had no charging facilities at all. Speaking to the BBC, Jonathan Goodman from EV firm Polestar said that increasing charging infrastructure was “critical” to getting consumers to switch to electric cars.