New parking data reveals Londoners are leading the electric car charge

The latest data from the UK online parking marketplace,, reveals that Londoners lead the electric vehicle (EV) charge, with 45 percent of the private electric spaces listed on their website based in the UK capital.

The research, which explores what type of vehicle is being parked across its 250,000 UK-wide spaces available to pre-book online, concludes that nearly half of private electric vehicle spaces are situated in London.

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The rest of the UK remains on London’s tail when it comes to green driving habits. Their efforts have ‘amped up’ in the last year, with a 200 percent surge in parking space listings with electric car charge points on YourParkingSpace.

Residents of the high-tech hub in Cambridge have been keen to plug into the electric vehicle revolution, ranking second on YourParkingSpaces’ findings.

Harrison Woods, YourParkingSpace managing director, said: “Now that our data shows that Brits across the country are also switching to the benefits of electric vehicles, let’s see if they can break the circuit and overtake Londoners in the race to 2030.”

With the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK less than 10 years away, the requirement for ample charging facilities is speeding across the country. Renting out empty driveways could also help meet the increasing demand for charging points.

Harrison added: “It’s important that there will be sufficient charging infrastructure to cope with a significant increase in electric vehicles. One solution is for homeowners with an empty driveway and EV charging facility to rent it out using pre-bookable parking platforms such as YourParkingSpace.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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