“It is unclear whether the provision of public charging infrastructure encourages demand for plug-in cars.

Indeed, the Government does not even have a register of all the charge points installed at public expense.”

— Louise Ellman, MP and Chair of the UK Transport Select Committee questioning the UK’s government’s policy to spend millions of pounds constructing thousands of electric vehicle charging stations across the country to encourage EV sales. As of September 30th, only 749 EVs have been purchased in the UK this year.