While the uptake of EVs is rising significantly – with a 196.3% year-on-year increase in battery EV sales recorded in UK in February – the pace of the charging rollout isn’t keeping up, the report said. Indeed, it found that the ratio of EV chargepoints to plug-in cars deteriorated by 31% during 2020.
Ireland at 45k EVs with 3k chargers has a ration of about about 22 EVs to 1 charger. This is behind other countries including Britain (16:1), South Korea (3:1), the Netherlands (5:1), France (10:1), Belgium and Japan (both 13:1).
On-street charging will need to be a focus, the report found.