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Charge up, and drive on

According to ZapMap, as of the end of February 2024, there were over 1,000,000 fully electric cars on UK roads and a further 620,000 plug-in hybrids. To meet charging demand, by the end of February 2024, there were 57,290 electric vehicle charging points across the UK, across 32,575 charging locations. This represents a 47% increase in the total number of charging devices since February 2023. The UK government has a target of installing 300,000 public EV chargers by 2030, to support the rise in the number of electric vehicles on the road.

When switching to an electric vehicle, as well as installing your own convenient at home charger, you will want to consider the locations of rapid charging stations along the route of any extended journeys you regularly take. Depending on the charger type and power, a full charge can take as little as 30 minutes. Many chargers are situated at motorway service stations as well as at shops, restaurants, gyms and work places.

To help you to find the electric charging services along your routes please utilise the interactive map below. Simply type in a postcode, town or city to reveal the charging points locally. For more details about a charging point, click on the location pin. Here you’ll find the exact address, number and type of sockets, and their current status. When you take ownership of your vehicle you will be able to download your choice of apps designed to locate chargers when out on the road.

If you have any further questions about charging please speak to one of our expert sales advisors. When you pick up your new or used electric vehicle a full handover will ensure you know exactly how to charge your car, use different adapters and monitor the range of your battery.

Top tip: If you can’t find any charging points initially, try zooming out a little using the plus and minus buttons.