They were among 28,375 installed across the UK at the start of this year, up from 16,505 in January 2020.
East Riding residents had also installed 1,475 at-home charging points through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme as of January 1 – a 156% increase over the last two years, further Department for Transport figures outline.
The scheme gives applicants a 75% grant towards the cost of installing the charging point up to £350.
There have also been 108 charging points installed at workplaces.
But with residents requiring “designated, private off-street parking” for the Homecharge Scheme, the SMMT has argued for more investment for those who only have on-street parking available.
Across Yorkshire and The Humber, only 25 charging points have been fitted as a part of the On-Street Residential Scheme, to which local authorities can apply to fund installations.
A further 72 applications have been approved since April 2019, but installation remains incomplete.
Tomorrow (Friday, April 22), events are taking place around the world for Earth Day 2022, with a focus on encouraging businesses, including in the motoring sector, to invest in sustainable products and enterprises.
Separate figures from the SMMT show there are now more than 460,000 battery-electric cars in the UK, more than double the number two years before.
On average, an electric car will emit around one-third less carbon dioxide than an equivalent petrol or diesel car, Transport & Environment, a European clean transport campaign group, says.
But a lack of charging points is putting people off from switching, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes argues.
“The automotive industry is up for the challenge of a zero-emission new car and van market by 2035”, said Mr Hawes.
“Delivering this ambition needs more than automotive investment; it needs the commensurate commitment of all other stakeholders, especially the charging industry.”
The Government announced major investment plans in charging infrastructure last month, totalling £1.6 billion across a range of schemes.
They include the already announced £950 million Rapid Charging Fund, to install more than 6,000 rapid chargers on England’s motorways, and a £450 million Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure fund to address the shortfall of local charging points.
By 2030, the Government aims to provide 300,000 public charging points, 18 times the number a decade previously.