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How connectors are driving widespread electrification

02 April 2024

According to ZapMap, the UK has seen a significant expansion in its EV charging network, with 55,301 electric vehicle charging points across 31,445 locations. This represents a 46 percent increase in the total number of charging devices compared to January 2023, to meet the rocketing demand for electric vehicles.

Here, Dawn Rogers, European Product Manager, Industrial at PEI-Genesis, discusses how improving EV charging capabilities can help to accommodate the growing number of EVs on the road.

Global EV sales are rising annually as a result of improved legislative support, developments in charging technology, and increasingly attractive vehicle styles from car manufacturers.

For instance, VW recently announced the ID.2all, which is regarded as the first real EV for the masses and has a starting price of just £22,000, beating Tesla to the punch. The broad switch from fossil fuel-powered automobiles to more environmentally friendly alternatives is getting closer to reality as EV prices drop.

While manufacturers will need quickly to scale up component production to satisfy the increasing demand, this announcement may mark a turning point in the shift to electric vehicles. One of the key components for EVs, both in the vehicle itself and in the charging station, is the electrical connector.

Read the full article in DPA's April issue

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