The research, conducted by Citroën UK, has identified the top local authorities that have recorded the biggest percentage growth in the number of public chargers per 100,000 people over the last three years.

Welwyn Hatfield achieved the highest rise with a 754% rise in charging devices available. The borough now has 90.4 charging devices per 100,000 people, up from 10.6 in 2019.

The research also showed that Stafford in Staffordshire had the biggest increase in the number of rapid chargers per 100,000 people over the same period. It saw a rise of of 435% and now has 27.6 rapid charging devices per 100,000 people.

Overall, the research found the UK has seen a 129% rise in the total number of public charging devices over the three-year period.

Eurig Druce, Citroën UK’s managing director, said: 'Widespread access to public charging points is one of the cornerstones that must be in place as we push towards making the UK a true electric vehicle nation.'

Data published last month showed local authorities are set to double the number of electric vehicle charging points they install over the next 12 months.

This article first appeared on LocalGov.