West Midlands has arrived in London, a fast-growing region for electric car chargers due to Coventry pressure to avoid gasoline and diesel cars.

According to the Zap-Map and Transportation Department, the number of electric car chargers in the West Midlands increased by a fifth between April and July. Compared to 12.6% growth in East England.

London still attracts the newest charging points with 309 increases, but the West Midlands are lagging behind with 272.

Climate Change Committee He said improving the UK’s charging network was a priority for the government before the ban on new fuel and diesel engines by 2035. A.D. By 2025, he said, the government should target 150,000 filling points in “all over the UK.” However, London – with 13% of the population – still has 31% of the world’s chargers, as charging companies still serve their wealthy citizens.

When the UK DFT first published comparative data, it had 24,400 public chargers in July. The chargers already have 8,400 gas stations in the country. However, the 7% quarterly growth rate between April and July has slowed to the CCC.

Coventry often uses government funds to install chargers, and a quarter of the investment comes from private payment-point operators, who expect their money to be returned within seven years. It is part of the program to receive electric vehicles, including obtaining a preliminary permit for a “super factory” to build batteries for electric cars.

In the Transport and Innovation Unit of Coventry City Council, the program’s manager, Shamala Evans-Gadgil, said he hoped the model’s improvement in charging networks could pave the way for the rest of the country. “We know the ban is coming. We know the infrastructure is important. Coventry cannot be alone. It should be from end to end. ”

Over the past three years, the number of registered electric cars in the city has increased to almost 1,000. A.D. By 2021, the use of chargers will also increase rapidly, says Evans-Gadgil.

In the new automotive mindset, the analysis given to the watchdog shows the relationship between the number of electric car chargers and the number of electric cars purchased in any particular local authority. However, it can be difficult to verify the causal relationship, as other factors such as resources and demographics can influence electric vehicles.

Coventry is one of several local authorities outside of London that have received government funding to expand their charging networks. Designed around cars in the 1960s and ’70s, Milton Keynes has more charging than any local authority outside the capital.

According to Brian Matthews, director of transportation innovation at the Milton Keens Council, electric cars have given the city a chance to be in Vanguard again. The city has installed fast chargers at 15 community centers, often near shops or other facilities such as new points at the MK Dons football stadium.

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The council has offered low-cost electric car tests, established an electric car experience center, and taught car sales to help people sell electric vehicles. Seems successful. At the end of last year, electric cars accounted for about 23% of council sales, close to 10% of the national average.

The availability of an expanded and reliable charging network will be a key factor in mitigating suspicions about fossil fuels – including government climate spokesman Algera Stratton. This month, Stratton was shocked by the fact that she was stuck with diesel cars because she wanted to make long trips to see relatives.

Her comments contradicted Boris Johnson’s plans to “transform” Britain’s charging infrastructure. The government will highlight 1. 1.3 billion in electricity bills, including funding for motor and road chargers.

But the scale of the challenge is enormous. Competitive forecasts from the Competition and Markets Authority suggest that the UK needs 10-20 times more: between 280,000 and 480,000. He said 8 million households without private parking will depend on street chargers.

Dandi City Council, which says it has a strong focus on fast charging in Europe, has set up one of the first charging stations in the poorest area to try to expand the choice of electric cars. Other initiatives include off-road street chargers, and robots for multi-storey car parks.

But the city’s efforts have been linked to a reduction in car use. Dundy is offering charging points at multi-modal centers: Well-connected bus and train stations will also have exciting routes for rental electric bikes and downtown.

“We didn’t want to replace the car with a car – we wanted people to leave their cars at the center on a beautiful day and get inside,” said Fraser Crychton, manager of the Dandi City Council’s Corporate Boats. The city. ”