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UK’s most picturesque electric car charging locations

Route 303 Restaurants, Devon

These stunning images capture some of the most picturesque electric vehicle charging points in the country, from rolling hills to the British seaside.

The 10 photographs bring to life the unique spots where drivers can stop off to top up their car batteries.

Glencoe Mountain Sports, Ballachulish

Among the stunning locations is a charging point buried in the Scottish Highlands, which is accompanied by its own skeletal ski instructor mascot and offering incredible views of the Glencoe Mountains.

And Penrith in the Lake District – which provided inspiration for the beloved children’s books by Beatrix Potter – allows drivers to charge their car while enjoying striking views of Ullswater Lake.

10 picturesque electric car charging locations

  • Another Place Hotel Ullswater, Penrith
  • Blythswood Square, Glasgow
  • Bovey Castle, Devon
  • Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Wales
  • Glencoe Mountain Sports, Ballachulish
  • Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea
  • Route 303 Restaurants, Devon
  • St Leonards-on-sea, Hastings
  • The Shard, London
  • Wooldown Holiday Cottages, Bude

To showcase the country’s extensive charging network, Go Ultra Low, the government and industry campaign to promote the uptake of electric vehicles, has commissioned a series of photographs of chargepoints across the UK.

“From a charging perspective, there has never been a better time to be an EV owner in the UK,” said Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low.

“Government and private investment in the network in recent years has seen an impressive rise in chargepoint numbers, with a mix of types and providers across the length and breadth of the UK.

“Many motorists think chargepoints are just found in urban areas like car parks in towns and cities, however, this simply isn’t the case, so we thought the best way to demonstrate this is to show people.

“These images showcase the significant expansion in charging infrastructure highlighting the hidden gems that exist in the UK’s charging network.”

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Wales

The total number of UK chargepoint connectors currently stands at close to 24,000, at more than 8,600 locations, a rise of some 140% over the last five years.

The UK also has more than 1,700 rapid chargers, making it one of Europe’s largest rapid charging networks. And thanks to investment from Highways England, by 2020 drivers on motorways and major A roads will never be more than 20 miles from a rapid charger.

In addition, with the latest pure electric vehicles having a range of more than 200 miles, range anxiety is fast becoming a thing of the past.

UK charge points of interest

Most Northerly charge point – John O’Groats Visitor Centre, Ecotricity Type 2 (43kW) + CHAdeMO (50kW)
Most Easterly charge point – Orbis Energy Lowestoft, Podpoint 2x Type 2 (7kW)
Most Southerly charge point – The Minack Theatre, 2X Type 2 (7kW) chargepoint
Most Westerly charge point – Land’s End Visitor Centre, Ecotricity Type 2 (43kW) + CHAdeMO (50kW)

National park charge points

Cairngorns National Park – several charge points including, Balnellan Road Car Park, Type 2(43kW), CHAdeMO (50kW) and CCS (50kW).
River Dart Country Park, Dartmoor National Park – Tesla Destination chargepoint, 11kW
Exmoor National Park – Rest and be thankful Pub, 2 chargepoints, Type 2 (7kW)
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs – Arrochar Car Park Loch Long, Type 2 (43kW), CHAdeMO (50kW and CCS (50kW)
Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire – Tesla Destination chargepoint, 11kW

UK attractions with charge points

Brighton Pier, Madeira Drive – 2 chargepoints, Type 2 (7kW)
Thorpe Park – 2 charge points, Type 2 (3kW)
Warner Brother’s studio tour, Leavesden – 40 chargepoints, Type 2 (7kW)
Loch Ness, Tourist Information Car Park – Type 2 (43kW), CHAdeMO (50kW), CCS (50kW)
Chester Zoo – 4 chargepoints, Type 2 (7kW)

Beautiful UK beaches with charge points

National Trust Rhosili and South Gower Coast – 1 chargepoint, 32A 7.2kW
Porthcuthno Beach, Cornwall – 2 chargepoints, Type 2 (7kW)
Mill Lane Car Park, Margate – 2 chargepoints, Type 2 (22kW)
Lossiemouth Station Car Park, East Beach at Lossieouth, Moray – 2 chargepoints, Type 2 (7kW)
Central car park, Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk – CHAdeMO (50kW), Type 2 (43kW), CCS (50kW)

Electric car charging point in Hastings

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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