Number of EV Charge points: FOI Release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/02681
Date received: 27 September 2018
Date responded: 30 October 2018

Information requested

1. The total number of EV charge points at the end of each calendar month.
2. The total number of EV charge points at the end of each calendar month in the following power rating categories: < 10kw; between 11kw and 20kw, between 21kw and 30kw; between 31kw and 40kw; between 41kw and 50kw; > 51kw.
3. The aggregate monthly percentage utilisation across all EV charge points (utilisation being the percentage usage, based on 24 hours availability per day over each day in the calendar month for available charge points - ie charge points that are operational and available for use).
4. The percentage of downtime across the EV charge point network per month where EV charge points are not available due to faults, or any other reason.


1/2) We are only able to provide data that Transport Scotland holds by financial year. The data we hold is summarised in the table below. Please note, this is cumulative totals at financial year-end.

Type 16/17 17/18
3kW 8 11
7kW 374 426
11kW 0 4
22kW 177 270
50kW 153 181
TOTAL 712 892


3/4) While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

Transport Scotland does not hold information on utilisation and downtime. Please contact ChargePlace Scotland directly via the customer service number 0141 648 0750 as I am advised that they should have the requested information.

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: CEU
Phone: 0300 244 4000  

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House
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