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DrivingElectric EV Hot Spots: name your top electric-car-friendly locations in the UK

Charging hub, restaurant, hotel, shopping centre or holiday park? Let us know your top EV-friendly destinations and locations around the UK

DrivingElectric EV Hot Spot

As electric-car owners, we all have our favourite places to visit in our cars. They might be great destinations for holidays or days out with top-class charging facilities, or secret stop-offs where you can charge your car, grab a coffee and be on your way.

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Maybe you’ve found a hotel with coastal views and a couple of fast chargers, or somewhere to top up while you’re walking the dog? Perhaps there’s somewhere otherwise undiscovered with a playground for the kids and a row of plugs, or a restaurant car park with four, six or eight rapid-charging points? If you rate it, we want to know about it.

These are your EV Hot Spots and we’d love you to tell us about them. So, spill the beans on the great electric-car-friendly places you know by filling out our survey – and fellow electric-car owners across the country will do the same. We’ll publish your top choices on the DrivingElectric website – and together we’ll make life with an EV even better!

So what are you waiting for? Tell us about your EV Hot Spots now!

Your latest EV Hot Spot recommendations...

Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

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"It is the right combination of efficient fast charging, great coffee and catering and a relaxing rural location."

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Thanks to Simon Cole

Costa Coffee, Spring Rd, Lanesfield 

"I do the London to Liverpool trip a lot and prefer to come off the motorway at Birmingham and use the A41 and cut through Shropshire/Cheshire. This is a good stopping point and reliable, unlike gridserve down the M40."

Thanks to Nick Pont

Mollies Motel and Diner, Shrivenham Rd, Faringdon

"Free overnight charging for those staying in the motel, handy fast charger for those just stopping for a meal. Food & drink is delicious and the buildings look great. Very relaxing. They have 2 sites, both I think with charging. One in Oxfordshire the other near Bristol."

Thanks to Geraldine Fay
 

Tesco, Inverurie

"If you are driving in North East Scotland, it is an easy stop off point with a large supermarket and cafe on site. 4 of the 5 chargers are free to use."

Thanks to Norman Watson

McDonalds, Dalby Way, Middleborough

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"It's reliable and fast. Instavolt chargers are the most straightforward in the UK, a pleasure to use. Mcdonalds provides facilities and coffee."

Thanks to Michelle Thompson

Taycreggan Hotel, Loch Awe

"The hotel, its tranquil location on the shores of the loch, the food and selection of drinks and the friendliness of the staff and true Highland Hospitality makes this one of our favourite hot spots.
It is accessible via a picturesque drive off the main road Crianlarich to Oban (A82 / A85) road which leads to the hotel's driveway situated a few yards from the lochside. Two dining options offer the most fantastic food accompanied by an impressive wine list. What's more to enjoy?

"Although the hotel is possibly regarded by some as remote, it does have two (resident dedicated) 240 volt points perfect for overnight charging. The owners are investigating fast charging options! There are plenty of public charging points along the way from Glasgow to the hotel...we didn't need to charge on our route from North Ayrshire to the hotel (149 mls)."

Thanks to Norrie Hunter

Tell us about your EV Hot Spot now! 

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Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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