Top Ten Most Beautiful EV Charging Points

Waiting 45 minutes to charge your car? You might as well look at something pretty.

There’s nothing stopping you travelling the country in an electric car, especially with charging infrastructure popping up in all sorts of places.

While those in fossil-fuelled cars will be stopping at grubby petrol stations, spending £60 or so on fuel and an extra £10 on a coffee and Ginsters pie, EV owners can relax in some of the most scenic locations in the country.

“From a charging perspective, there has never been a better time to be an EV owner in the UK,” explains 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.”

There are now close to 24,000 chargepoint connectors at more than 8,000 locations across the UK, but here are what must be the most beautiful.

Another Place Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria. The town of Penrith provided inspiration for the children’s books by Beatrix Potter, while the hotel allows drivers to charge their car while enjoying striking views of Ullswater.
Bovey Castle Hotel, Dartmoor National Park, Devon.
Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. “As very early adopters of electric charge points in 2012, we’ve enjoyed seeing a steady growth in EV drivers using the connectors at Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse,” says owner John Whitehead. “Our 3 connectors only use electricity from green renewable sources and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Moelwyn mountains and a hydro lake, helping electric motorists to enjoy travelling in the Welsh countryside.”
Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, London. This point is a stone’s throw from the 200-acre Battersea Park.
Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland.
Marina Car Park, Hastings, Sussex.
Southwark St, London. Charging points are appearing across London after the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) came into force, including this one which offer views of the 310 metre high Shard building.
Route 303 Restaurant, Honiton, Devon. Enjoy a burger or ribs, as well as the view, at this American Diner-style restaurant while your car charges.
Glencoe Mountain Sports, Ballachulish, Scotland. 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.
Wooldown Holiday Cottages. Marhamchurch, Cornwall. Another sea view spot to charge at.
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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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