Planning a UK summer holiday break and want to experience driving electric vehicles? In our latest blog we look at some of the most popular destinations for individuals, families, and anyone that really needs a relaxing break. Plus some of the electric vehicles that are perfect for a road trip!
WHERE TO GO?
Aside from the typical beaches and coastal areas it’s worth exploring other cities and historical sites that are also EV friendly. We’ve listed our top 4 destinations that are a must visit this summer, whether you travel alone or with your family. We guarantee you’ll have a fantastic time.
Devon, located in the southwest of England, is a captivating destination that offers a diverse range of attractions and activities for all types of travellers. With its picturesque landscapes, stunning coastline, and rich cultural heritage, Devon provides a delightful escape for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike. Visitors can indulge in relaxing beach strolls, embark on exhilarating hikes along the South West Coast Path, or engage in water sports like surfing and kayaking. Devon is also home to numerous historical sites, including ancient ruins, and elegant stately homes, offering a glimpse into the region’s fascinating past.
For those with children, Diggerland Devon will offer an unforgettable adventure for the whole family, and the presence of free car charge points in the car park adds another compelling reason to visit. Not only will you have a fantastic time exploring the unique world of diggers and construction machinery, but you can also do so while reducing your carbon footprint. Pre-book your tickets today for an exciting family day out.
York is a must-visit destination for those seeking a blend of history, culture, and vibrant city life. Steeped in rich heritage, York is renowned for its medieval architecture, cobbled streets, and iconic landmarks. History enthusiasts will be enthralled by attractions like the Jorvik Viking Centre, which brings the Viking era to life, and the York Castle Museum, which showcases the city’s past. The Shambles, a narrow medieval street lined with timber-framed buildings, exudes a magical charm and is a delight for shoppers and food lovers with its quaint shops and cosy cafes. Whether you’re exploring its ancient history, indulging in retail therapy, or immersing yourself in the city’s cultural offerings, York promises an unforgettable holiday experience.
Brighton, a vibrant seaside city on the south coast of England, offers a unique and eclectic experience that appeals to a wide range of visitors. Known for its bohemian atmosphere and lively energy, Brighton is a destination that effortlessly combines beachside relaxation with a thriving arts and cultural scene. The city’s iconic Brighton Pier is a must-visit, where you can indulge in classic seaside fun, from amusement rides and arcade games to enjoying fish and chips by the sea. The pebble beach itself offers a picturesque setting for leisurely walks or sunbathing, while the Brighton Marina is perfect for water sports enthusiasts and boat trips. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, cultural exploration, or vibrant entertainment, Brighton promises a memorable holiday experience filled with character and charm.
Great Yarmouth, yet another vibrant coastal town, can be found in Norfolk. Offering an enticing mix of seaside charm and exciting activities, making it a fantastic destination for a holiday getaway. Boasting a beautiful sandy beach, Great Yarmouth invites visitors to bask in the sun, build sandcastles, and take refreshing dips in the sea. The town’s iconic pleasure beach is a haven for thrill-seekers, with its exhilarating rides, amusement arcades, and funfair attractions that guarantee a day filled with laughter and excitement. Additionally, Great Yarmouth’s rich maritime heritage can be discovered at the Time and Tide Museum, where exhibits provide insight into the town’s seafaring past. Great Yarmouth guarantees a delightful holiday experience for all ages, especially when you’re taking a road trip in an electric vehicle.
All EV drivers will know to plan their journey, focusing on where local charge points are based. However it is also important to consider this when it comes to accommodation too. Truth be told, all you really need is a hotel or Airbnb with an onsite charger, and you’ll be set for the rest of the holiday. Don’t worry though, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s a list of our top accommodation options in each of the above areas:
The Exmoor Shepherd Hut offers a unique and picturesque stay in the tranquil surroundings of Exmoor, England. If you’re looking for something different, then this is definitely for you! Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes, this Airbnb accommodation provides a cosy and charming retreat for guests. What makes it even more appealing is the inclusion of EV charging facilities. With this amenity, eco-conscious visitors can conveniently charge their EVs while enjoying the beauty of Exmoor, without worrying about finding charging stations in remote areas.
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa is a luxurious country house hotel located in the picturesque city of York, offering an enchanting retreat for families seeking relaxation and tranquillity. This elegant 17th-century manor house seamlessly blends historic charm with modern comforts, providing a memorable stay.
It is not only a haven of indulgence but also a pioneer in sustainable hospitality. The hotel offers electric vehicle charging facilities, allowing eco-conscious guests to recharge their electric vehicles conveniently during their stay. With this eco-friendly amenity, guests can explore the stunning surroundings and attractions of York with peace of mind, knowing that their electric vehicles can be easily powered up for further adventures.
For those that want to stay close to the seafront, but want to ensure you have access to a charge point, then book with My Getaways. The Green Mews, a charming accommodation in Brighton, offers a delightful stay with the added convenience of electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities. Situated in a prime location, this Airbnb provides a cosy and stylish space for families to enjoy.
What sets it apart is its commitment to sustainability by providing EV charging options for eco-conscious guests. With this amenity, guests travelling in electric vehicles can conveniently charge their cars during their stay, ensuring they have the freedom to explore Brighton and its surroundings without worrying about their vehicle’s battery life.
The Imperial Hotel is a prestigious and elegant hotel situated in a prime location, offering a luxurious stay in the heart of a vibrant city. With its opulent rooms, stunning views, and impeccable hospitality, the hotel creates an ambiance of sophistication and comfort. Guests can indulge in fine dining at the hotel’s restaurants, unwind with spa treatments, or simply relax in the stylishly appointed rooms. Plus there are also 2 pay as you go charging points available for EV drivers to use. Located in close proximity to local attractions and amenities, the Imperial Hotel offers easy access to explore the surrounding area and all it has to offer. Sounds good right?
WHICH EVS ARE AVAILABLE?
If the Volkswagen ID.Buzz isn’t the ultimate UK getaway vehicle then we don’t know what is! Inspired by the classic VW Campervan, the ID.Buzz combines retro charm with electric innovation. Its spacious interior provides ample room for passengers and cargo, ensuring a comfortable journey.
With its long-range capabilities and fast charging, the ID.Buzz eliminates range anxiety, allowing you to explore the open road with ease. The advanced electric drivetrain delivers smooth acceleration and a quiet ride, enhancing the overall driving experience. Equipped with modern features such as advanced driver-assistance systems, touchscreen displays, and connected services, the ID.Buzz ensures convenience and connectivity throughout your journey.
Its versatile design, with configurable seating and modular storage options, enables you to adapt the vehicle to your specific needs. Choosing the Volkswagen ID.Buzz for your road trip not only offers a touch of nostalgia but also provides a sustainable and eco-friendly option, allowing you to embark on an unforgettable journey in style and comfort. Hire the ID.Buzz today!
The MG5 is reliable, eco friendly and cost effective. What more could you want when going on a family holiday?
Driving an MG5 offers a dynamic and practical experience, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a reliable and efficient vehicle. With its sleek design and practical appearance, the MG5 combines style with functionality. The spacious interior provides ample legroom and storage capacity, ensuring comfort and convenience for both passengers and luggage. Equipped with smooth handling, the MG5 delivers an enjoyable driving experience, whether you’re cruising on the open road, or travelling through the city streets.
With its blend of practicality, performance, and affordability, choosing the MG5 for your road trip ensures a comfortable and efficient adventure on the open road. The MG5 could be getting you from A to B, and all it costs is £14.21 per day!
Tesla Model 3
Driving a Tesla Model 3 on a road trip offers a unique and exhilarating experience that sets it apart from conventional vehicles. With its cutting-edge electric technology and sleek design, the Model 3 combines performance, comfort, and sustainability in a single package. The instant torque and responsive acceleration of the Model 3 deliver a thrilling driving experience, making every twist and turn on your road trip an adventure. The long-range capabilities of the Model 3 allow for extended journeys without the need for frequent charging stops, thanks to Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network.
Additionally, the Model 3 offers a spacious interior with comfortable seating and advanced features like a panoramic glass roof and a state-of-the-art touchscreen display, ensuring a luxurious and enjoyable journey. The Tesla Autopilot feature provides enhanced safety and convenience, relieving some of the driving stress on long stretches of road. Choosing a Tesla Model 3 for your road trip not only offers a sustainable and environmentally friendly option but also provides a seamless blend of performance, technology, and comfort, making it an excellent choice for an unforgettable and eco-conscious adventure.
Hire the Tesla Model 3 from EVision on a short and long term basis. Hires start from as little as £40.04 per day!
CONTACT THE EVISION TEAM TODAY
Here at EVision Electric Vehicles, we have a wide variety of electric cars, vans and pickup trucks available. Hiring from us is also incredibly simple:
- Select your chosen vehicle from our fleet: www.evisionevs.co.uk
- Choose your start and finish dates for the hire on our website
- Choose whether you wish to use our insurance or your own
- Add any additional drivers
- Input your payment information
- Wait for the operations team to confirm your hire!
If you have any questions at all, or wish to discuss a vehicle in particular then please contact our experienced team. Call us on: 01634 914063 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a fantastic UK break away this summer!