The latest figures from Zap-Map show 1213 new charging devices were installed in April. This represents a 35% increase in charging devices over the past year.

In April 2022 there were 259 new rapid and ultra-rapid charging devices installed, bringing the total to 5,751 across 3,501 locations. This includes an increase of 74% in the number of ultra-rapid devices since April 2021.

Melanie Shufflebotham, COO and co-founder of Zap-Map, said: ‘The rapid and ultra-rapid charger roll-out continues at pace. These charging devices are an important part of the infrastructure for the transport transition, as they make longer journeys possible by providing a way for people to charge en route.

‘Ever growing numbers of drivers are switching to electric as they realise not only the environmental but the financial benefits, given the soaring costs of petrol. This makes it ever more important that people can easily find reliable charging to power their vehicles, so it’s great to see the industry respond to demand.’