Well, that was 18 months we’d like to confine to the dustbin of history. Lockdowns, instructions to work from home and advice to stay local has curtailed all but the most functional of journeys for most of the population. But hey, you don’t need us to remind you of that, right?
So here we are. We can travel again, places are opening for business and there’s a reasonable chance that the sun will come out at some point between now and the seemingly inevitable onset of winter. For tens of thousands of drivers who joined the electric revolution over the past 18 months, this represents the first time that journeys can have something lovely at the end of them, whether that’s an afternoon at the seaside or a longer break in a cottage. No more essential journeys to battle for bog roll at the supermarket. This, Electrifiers, is the big summer 2021 getaway.
But where should the savvy electric car driver head this summer? If you’re looking for destination inspiration with the added bonus of charging facilities, we’ve compiled the perfect guide to places where your car will be as welcome as you will. We’ve included a mixture of rapid charge locations and places with slower connections where you can plug in and relax for the day.
As with all charging guides, we recommend using one of the brilliant charge point apps such as ZapMap, PlugShare and WattsApp to check on availability and status before you head off. And make sure you’re carrying the correct cables to allow you to charge.