Figures released by the Department For Transport in October 2019 show Southend in the bottom 12.5% for Electric Vehicle charge points. At 1st October 2019, there were 15,116 public electric vehicle charging devices available in the UK. Of these, 2,495 were rapid devices.
The table below shows Southend’s position per capita in the UK at 340 out of 382. Of significance were the London boroughs, which given that London has the lowest rate of car ownership per capita in the UK, has the highest number of EV charge points.