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The North West leads the way for home EV charge point installations

Over 10% of all domestic EV charger installations in 2023 took place in Manchester and the North West while, at the other end of the scale, just 0.11% were in Northern Ireland

The figures have been revealed by home EV charge point installers Smart Home Charge, who found that the West Midlands came a close second with South West London third.

a woman is charging her bike with a charger

London proved to be a mixed bag, with the South West’s figure of 9.62% more than three times North East London’s 2.66%. Overall, however, London made up 22,52% of the total home EV charge points installed UK-wide.

One crumb of comfort for Northern Ireland was that, despite being bottom of the table, it was recently reported that sales of battery electric vehicles had grown by 77% during 2022-23. 

The most popular charger was the Easee One, which was chosen by 48.8% of customers, with the Ohme Home Pro and ePod a relatively distant second with 27.2% of the market.

Danny Morgan, editor at Smart Home Charge said: ‘Home charging is the most convenient and economical way to charge an EV, so as EV sales rise, home charger installations will too. However the regional patterns aren’t what many might expect. The perception of EVs is that they are very much concentrated in London and the Home Counties, but as we can see from the data, they are growing in popularity in Manchester and the North West, and in the Midlands. This could be for a number of reasons, including the increasing introduction of Clean Air Zones.’

James Court, CEO of EVA England said: ‘For the 70% of people with access to off-street parking, electric vehicles should be a no-brainer. Being able to charge with the cheapest electricity alongside the convenience of plugging in at home is unsurprisingly proving very popular.’

Danny Morgan added: ‘There’s never been a better time to switch to an EV. They are far more economical to run than ICE cars, especially when using the best-value electricity tariff. And they’re becoming far more economical to buy. The new and much-anticipated Dacia Spring is priced at just £14,995, and will encourage even more motorists to make the switch to electric.’

1. Manchester and North West 10.71%
2. West Midlands 10.25%
3. London South West 9.62%
4. Mid South 9.36%
5. East Midlands 7.85%
6. Yorkshire 7.27%
7. Scotland Mid 6.50%
8. Bristol 5.75%
9. London South East 5.36%
10 East Midlands 4.98%
11. London North West 4.90%
12. North East 4.38%
13. Suffolk 3.89%
14. London North East 2.61%
15. Mid South Coast 2.59%
16. Wales South 1.69%
17. South Coast East 1.00%
18. South West 0.79%
19. North Scotland 0.31%
20. Northern Ireland 0.11%

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