Data on UK EV charge points

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The map has three layers depicting EV Numbers, Domestic Chargers, and Publicly Available Chargers. The data for the EV Numbers layer was taken from the VEH0131 table from the UK Government’s website on 30th of May, published by the DfT and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The figures include ULEVs which are battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and range-extended EVs . Through a digital mapping method known as choropleth thematic mapping, this layer shows density of the EVs registered by district with a nine-equal-level scale between 38 and 21,215. The darker blue corresponds to the higher number of electric vehicle ownership in the district.

The Domestic Charger layer illustrates approximate numbers of domestic EV chargers by district. This data comes from two types of ULEV grants schemes: the Domestic Recharging Scheme (DRS), that was available in the UK between February 2013 and August 2014; and EV Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) which is the grant option available at the present, since September 2014 . While statistics obtained from domestic grant schemes cannot illustrate all domestic chargers installed at homes, these can act as a proxy , as we believe households who have bought an EV would likely have benefited from these grants.

The distribution of the chargers are based on the numbers of EVHS grants as discrepancy is observed on the DRS grants, yet both of the schemes’ figures and their sum are available by district on this layer. Through the mapping, this layer shows density of the Electric Vehicle numbers registered by district with a nine-equal-level scale between 23 and 1,082. The darker red corresponds to the higher number of domestic charger grants have been awarded in the district.

Layers can be controlled by the Layer Control tool which is located on the top right of the screen with three horizontal planes icon.


Layers can be combined or separated from each other layer by ticking and un-ticking them. Domestic Charger and EV Numbers layers cannot be shown at the same time, as they are both illustrated with choropleth thematic mapping which causes information overlap and only shows the latest ticked layer. However, any of them can be individually combined with Publicly Available Chargers layer.


A few districts don’t have sufficient available data for both EV Numbers and Domestic Charger layers. Missing data are shown as blank, meaning there will be no information displayed when you scroll over to these districts on the map.

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