THE NUMBER of public electric vehicle charging points across Wrexham and Flintshire has increased over the past year, new figures show.

It comes as Vauxhall, who analysed the data, said more must be done to meet the rising demand for electric cars.

Figures from the Department for Transport show there were 57 publicly available electric vehicle charging devices in Flintshire as of October, including 15 rapid chargers.

Overall, it is up from 30 charging devices in October of 2022.

In Wrexham, there were 47 publicly available electric vehicle charging devices as of October, including 15 rapid chargers. This is up from 38 chargers in October 2022.

Across the UK, there were nearly 49,220 publicly available chargers as of October – a 42% jump from 2022. Of them, 8,908 were rapid chargers.

The figures also show on-street electric vehicle chargers for homes without driveways have increased by 69% in the last 12 months, with 4,094 new installations recorded in the last quarter.

In Wales specifically, there were 66 electric vehicle chargers per 100,000 people.


James Taylor, managing director at Vauxhall, said: "It’s a good signal, but we’re still at the beginning of the journey.

"We need to up the pace if we’re to make sure the 40% of households without driveways are not left behind in the transition to electric vehicles and do more outside of London."

A Department for Transport spokesperson said: "We’ve put more than £2 billion into helping people switch to electric vehicles, and in October one in four new cars bought came with a plug."