Michael Briggs, Head of Sustainability at Which?, said:
“To ensure electric cars are a viable option for motorists and the UK can hit its net zero target the government must urgently tackle the costs involved for those who do not have the ability to charge at home.
“The public charging network can be confusing due to the lack of easy ways to pay, inconsistency of unit pricing and unreliable apps. The multiple networks of chargers also require motorists to download specific apps, or register a card, prior to charging their car.
“If it wants to achieve its target of phasing out new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030, the government should prioritise making the public electric vehicle charging network larger, simpler and far more accessible than it is today.”