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How was the UK EV Charging Experience in 2021?

2021 was a remarkable year for electric vehicles in the UK as record numbers of new EVs hit the roads - but how have drivers found the charging experience and what do they want to see in the future?

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) recently released 2021 UK car sales performance, revealing another great year for electric vehicles – with an 88.9% increase in the sale of pure EVs. 

There are now over 705,000 plug-in vehicles on the UK’s roads. With the country still only at the start of a clear upward growth curve, the pressure is on for nationwide charging infrastructure capable of supporting widespread adoption. 

We recently surveyed the network of EV drivers using Mer’s public chargers to get a clearer picture of their current EV charging experience, their habits and where they’d like to see development in the future. Here are some of our core findings. 

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Commercial Vehicle Show 2022

18. May 2022

Commercial Vehicle Show 2022

This year we will be attending the Commercial Vehicle Show (CVS) to share our knowledge and expertise on electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Why should Public Sector bodies use existing frameworks for their tendering process – and how to use them

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Electric Car Charge Point at Hoults Yard, Newcastle

11. May 2022

Case Study – Green light for EV charging at Hoults Yard

Newcastle’s premier business village, Hoults Yard, has installed 12 electric vehicle (EV) charge points, which are accessible to tenants as well as local residents.