UK electric vehicle (EV) motorists used around 9.5m kWh of electricity as they plugged into public and commercial charging points an average of 1,370 times a day in just two years.
Since September 2012 EV motorists have used the many charging points dotted across the country 1,000,000 times, according to figures released by charge provider Chargemaster.
The UK-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure company recently installed its 10,000th public and commercial charge point as the trend for electric vehicles continued to grow.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) recently reported a spike in registrations of plug-in cars, which quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 in 2014.
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster, said: “Figures from our charging network echo the recent good news from the UK motor industry regarding the growth in electric vehicle sales.
“It is clear that the increasing diversity of plug-in cars available is appealing to consumers and that drivers are recognising the benefits that electric vehicles bring in both reducing their cost of motoring and their emissions.”
Chargemaster works in partnership with leading energy providers, vehicle manufacturers, government agencies, management consultancies and property development and blue chip companies.
The company operates its own manufacturing facility at Luton Airport near London, which is currently producing more than 2,000 charging units a month.
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said that with a variety of new plug-in models expected in 2015, he believed this area of the motoring market would continue to grow significantly.