Top 10 Road Trips For Electrical Vehicle Owners

8th December 2021
8th December 2021 Gemma Gardner

Exploring the great British outdoors has never been more popular, with Google searches for staycations at an all-time high. That means it’s more important than ever for Britons to know where they can go when holidays abroad aren’t an option. 

However, more and more Britons have found themselves on the fringes during conversations over local travel: electric car owners.

There’s no need to despair, though, with a massive 1458% increase in rapid EV charging stations across the United Kingdom between 2015 and 2020. Charging your electric car has never been easier, and opens up a great range of holidays and adventures to enjoy.

With the ongoing fuel crisis, and electric vehicles being able to travel further each year, the team at Point Electrical wanted to find the 10 best road trips for an electric vehicle.

We looked at the EV charging station to mile ratio, the popularity and the number of hotels with EV charging stations on each road trip to make sure there are plenty of opportunities to keep your vehicle topped up.

Joshua Gardner, part of the team behind the project at Point Electrical, said: “There’s nothing quite like the freedom of the long open road. It has just been so unfortunate that we have needed to burn petrol to see the picturesque landscape of the UK. Fortunately, EV’s have become ever more commonplace, which means lists like these will help stimulate more people to take EV road trips.”

10 Road Trips With Easy EV Charging Point Access

There’s so much of Britain to see that you can spend a lot of your life exploring the country and not see it all. As electric vehicles grow in popularity, more charging points make these adventures a viable option.

The following ideas are not only some of the best ways to explore what the UK has to offer, but you can be sure your electric car can make the journey without running out of power – and that’s a big factor.

1. The North Coast 500, Scotland

 

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There’s no better way to drive through the Scottish highlands than the NC500.

Hugging close to the coastline of eastern, northern and western Scotland, you’ll be amazed by stunning scenery and countryside unlike anything else in the British Isles, with plenty of towns and villages on the way to make sure you can stock up on supplies. Prepare yourself for plenty of walks, too, as you’ll want to make the most of this amazing opportunity.

What’s more, there’s no need to disrupt the natural beauty of the place as there are plenty of EV charging stations on the route. Take your electric vehicle and enjoy the best road trip the UK has to offer.

2. Brecon Beacons Trip, Wales

Travel the Welsh coast on this stunning trip from the northern to the southern end of Wales.

One of many highlights, you’ll see the Brecon Beacons National Park, which has been moulded by nearly eight millennia of human activity! Combine this with gorgeous coastal views and rolling green, this is a trip that will live in your memory for a long time – and you can enjoy it all in comfort with regular electric vehicle charging points along the way.

Carve your own way through this beautiful landscape and enjoy the Welsh countryside, taking in a lot of history and culture as you do.

3. Cotswold Road Trip, England

 

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There is nothing more English than verdant countryside stretching on for miles upon miles. That’s one of the reasons why the Cotswolds have ranked so highly on our list.

There’s a rich and varied history in the area. Roman settlements once populated the area and even the surroundings are different to the rest of the country, so there’s a lot to see and enjoy for anyone.

Get lost in time with perfectly preserved villages and winding country lanes as you traverse an area rich in nature and history. This is a great way to explore a part of England many push back until ‘next time.’

4. Norfolk Coast, England

Take a meandering drive across the East coast and take in the refreshing North Sea air. There are dozens of ancient seaside towns to get lost in, and just as many old castles and market towns.

This trip along the coast is the perfect opportunity to dive into and explore a part of the country often forgotten about, but you’ll find warm welcomes, stunning coasts and countryside and plenty of great food and drink to occupy you in between uncovering the area’s heritage.

With so many things to do, it’s no wonder that the Norfolk Coast is right at the top of our list of best road trips.

5. Devon to Cornwall, England

 

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Beaches, beaches and more beaches. There’s nothing more synonymous with this route than the beaches of the southwest.

Accompanying the glorious beaches and coastal views are plenty of towns and villages to stop at, with seafood being a popular choice among many visitors. You won’t find much fresher, tastier seafood anywhere, and these bustling locations add a new level of vibrancy to the area. You can choose between peace in the countryside or the sounds and culture of the towns.

The entire trip is in the heart of an area of natural beauty and it shows. Make plenty of stops on this stunning route and bring a surfboard if you are feeling adventurous.

6. Giant’s Causeway, Coastal Atlantic route, Northern Ireland

See all the major attractions in Northern Ireland, from the Giant’s Causeway to Dunluce Castle. These roads hug the Atlantic Coast, and from there you can see all the myths and legends that have made Ireland into what it is today.

An iconic location itself, the Giant’s Causeway has attracted visitors from around the world to look at this natural wonder. This is only one part of a larger roadtrip, with plenty to see and explore, from beautiful scenery to a rich history and culture unlike anywhere else.

Plan plenty of time to stop and enjoy each location to its fullest as you make this road trip. With plenty of charging points for your electric vehicle, you won’t be left with nothing to do when you do decide to stop.

7. Lake District, England

 

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Explore some of England’s most picturesque roads and drive by Windermere, England’s largest lake. As the name suggests, this area is home to many stunning lakes that are waiting for you to discover them. Even the drive through the area can be as enjoyable as the time you spend outdoors.

Embark on plenty of hikes, take a dip in the water, dine on amazing, local food and get to know some of the rich history and traditions that are kept alive in this unique part of the country. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Lake District, which is why people return year after year.

The Lake District is a popular destination that is easily accessible by millions of Brits in the North West.

8. Peak District, England

The Peak District National Park is the UK’s original national park and a treasured landscape of exceptional natural beauty.

When you think of the iconic, rolling countryside in Britain, this is the area you think of. There’s few more iconic places, and a lot of natural wonders to discover on every visit.

Lying at the heart of the country, surrounded by urban areas, it is easily accessed by the millions of Brits who live only an hour away. Even if you are further afield, it is well worth the journey and there are plenty of charging points to make sure you can see as much of it as you can.

9. Snowdonia, Wales

Drive by the largest mountain in England and Wales and enjoy the verdant scenery as you go. Whether you plan to make the hike to the summit, part way up or you just want to explore the area, Snowdonia is not to be missed.

With a lot of beautiful scenery to see around the mountain, there are also a lot of towns and villages to stop by, where warm welcomes and hot food will recharge you after every adventure in the great outdoors.

There aren’t many places as well known as Snowdonia and even fewer that are as stunning, so make the most of your time in the area.

10. North York Moors, England

Explore dense forests, meandering streams and vast swathes of heather moorland, with this trip through the North York Moors National Park. This area of the country is incredibly beautiful, unmatched anywhere else, making it a popular choice for many holiday-goers.

While you have gorgeous, sprawling countryside and views to explore, there are also coastal routes and plenty of towns and villages to discover, too. Each offers their own unique slice of life in the area and are not to be missed.

The spectacular scenery is not something you are soon to forget, and you can find plenty of places to recharge and refuel at the end of each day.

Looking to Add EV Charging Stations to Your Business?

As the number of electric vehicles continues to rise, the need for more charging stations will grow with them, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to keep their car running. Whether you’re in a city centre or more rural, even tourist-centric, location, there are plenty of benefits to having EV charging stations for staff, locals and visitors alike.

To find out more about EV charging stations, and how they can help improve your business, get in touch with the team at Point Electrical today.