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Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

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Less than 1% of cars are electric.

Most EVs are currently charged at home and only need to fill up at a public station a few times a year.

So the extra pumps are to serve 100x more capacity of vehicles and about 20 times more often. So there should be about 2000 more pumps than charging connections.

An EV will typically spend 10~20 minutes at an 'on route' charging station (a couple of times a year).

Those that are lucky enough to have a car close enough to their home to run a cable to it (about 75% of the population) will have a 'full tank' every morning. Similar for those with a charger at work. Fuel station not needed.

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