Iberdrola looks to build 150,000 charging stations in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and the UK over the next 5 years

Chris Randall, Electrive »

The majority of the electric car chargers are still to be built in Spain. As far as equipping the national motorways with charging stations is concerned, Iberdrola is now aiming to install 350 kW stations every 200 kilometres, 150 kW stations every 100 kilometres and 50 kW stations every 50 kilometres.

To date, Iberdrola has installed 5,000 charging points nationwide, including approximately 400 fast charging points. In addition, almost 1,600 charging stations are under construction, of which more than 300 are due to be commissioned shortly, the energy supplier announced in a press release.

Supermarkets in the UK double the number of EV charging stations

Recognizing their customer’s requirements, the number of EV charging stations available in supermarket parking lots in the UK has almost doubled between October 2017 and December 2019.

Research by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) and Zap-Map shows a 95% increase to 1,115 stations. This represents about 6.5% of all publicly available charging points in the UK.

Charged Retail (UK) »

Asda currently has 122 sites which cater for EV charging, equating to around 19 per cent of its stores, while Morrisons has 89 locations equating to 18 per cent of its store estate.

While Tesco only offers charging at four per cent of its locations, this was still more than any other supermarket with 142 locations.

Only 15 per cent of supermarket charge points enable fast charging, with Lidl and Morrisons leading the way with 63 and 59 per cent of their charge points offering the feature.