EVs Sent To Coventry

Thu 24th Mar 2022

If you're an EV owner you have probably encountered some of the difficulties of being behind the wheel of an electric car, that cold sweat which comes when your battery charge is running low and there doesn’t appear to be a public charger in sight.

But new research has found that there are some areas of the UK where that fraught time might not be so common, the team behind Clothes2Order, an eco-friendly clothing specialist, have found which cities are the most EV friendly.

Top of the list is Coventry, with its proximity to one of the UK’s motor manufacturing hubs, and its common use for electric vehicle trials, it has a fairly well developed EV charging infrastructure, with the data showing that there are 128 EV chargers per 100,000 people.

Coventry leaders have an ambition to make the city one of Europe’s leading regions for electric vehicle development, with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre already in operation near Coventry Airport. There are also plans to build a huge gigafactory in the city, to produce the batteries required to power the thousands of EVs being built in the region.

Brighton’s reputation for modern living and bright new things is backed up by the city being second on the list, with 118 chargers per 100,000 people, while Northampton completes the top three with 83 chargers per 100k. Sunderland is fifth in the table, possibly backed up by the number of Nissan Leafs in the area.

“With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars stopping in 2030, it’s important that every city commits to building the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles, including charging points, to build a sustainable future,” the Clothes2Order publication said. “Coventry ranks first for this, with 127.8 EV chargers per 100,000 people. It’s not just cars but public transport too, as Coventry has recently invested in a fleet of electric buses and is on track to becoming the first UK city with entirely electric public transport."