Its around a hundred years since the first fuel station was installed in the UK, at Aldermaston in Berkshire inNovember 1919. We understand that there are now about 8,400 (8,394 as of 2018 according to statista) across the UK. As you may have read in our previous article, there are now more electric than petrol stations in the UK, a ‘tipping point’ in the EV revolution that number is now exceeded by the number of public places to charge electric vehicles.
According to ZapMap, more than 1,600 of these already provide DC fast-charging for EVs with two new DC fast-chargers coming online every day. Apparently, all of the motorway fuel stations in the UK are reported to now have charging stations installed, the majority of which provide a DC fast-charge option. To further encourage the take-up of electric vehicles in the uk, the Government is now looking to increase EV adoption with their recently proposed law requiring the installation of charge points for EVs in all new housing.