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Revealed: Top UK Christmas markets for EV drivers

Peugeot E-2008 - Christmas market

The best Christmas markets for electric vehicle drivers have been revealed in a new study conducted by Peugeot UK.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market was found to be the most accessible, offering the best balance of charging options, according to the research.

Using Time Out’s list of best Christmas markets in the UK for ‘magical festive shopping’, Peugeot first compared how many of the markets could be reached using the 251-mile range of the latest Peugeot E-2008 from the UK’s 15 most populated cities.

The study also ranked how many public charging points were within a five-mile radius of the Christmas Market, as well as the charging speeds available, while accommodation options that offered electric car charging were also scored.

Top UK Christmas Markets for electric car drivers

Ranking Total charge points Rapid chargers
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market (B1 1BD) 1st 154 66
Edinburgh Christmas Market (EH2 2DG) 2nd 104 31
York Christmas Market (YO1 8RL) 3rd 45 11
Winter Wonderland Nottingham (NG1 2HU) 4th 32 25
Cardiff Christmas Market (CF10 1GN) 4th 61 18
Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market (CV37 6AU) 5th 21 18
Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market (SO23 9LS) 5th 54 5
Bath Christmas market (BA1 1QE) 6th 24 8
Christmas at Blenheim Palace (OX20 1UL) 7th 20 5

All of the Christmas markets, apart from Edinburgh’s Christmas Market, were accessible from at least twelve of the UK’s most populated cities.

York’s Christmas Market was found to be the most accessible with 14 of the 15 most populated cities in the UK within range.

About Gareth Herincx

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