Lack of charging infrastructure is a barrier to EV uptake, say new survey

A lack of charging points across the UK is still the main barrier that is preventing more electric vehicle uptake, according to a survey published by Mitite, the facilities management specialists.

More than 90% of those surveyed (which were Mitie employees) said that the move to EV was positive with the same percentage of people saying they would recommend a switch to family and friends.

But 63% of those who had not changed said they had reservations about switching to an EV, with the main reason being a concern over charge-point infrastructure.

When asked what they like about their EV, the drivers said financial savings came top of the list, closely followed by reducing their impact on the environment.

Nearly half (48%) of the EV drivers highlighted that issues with public charging, such as a lack of charge points in areas where there’s no off-street parking and problems finding rapid chargers, are a concern.


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