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Top 9 Electric Car friendly Road trips in the UK

Lookers has compiled a list of the top 9 road trips in the UK for electric vehicles that combine realistic driving distances with charging facilities on route.

1

From Pier to Pier- Blackpool to Weston Super Mare

From Pier to Pier- Blackpool to Weston Super Mare

Showcasing the best of the west, this road trip will take you from the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool, home of the traditional British holiday to its sister pier in Weston Super Mare. It will take you five days to travel the 499 miles through the epic scenery of Wales. View the trip here

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The North Coast 500- Inverness to Inverness

The North Coast 500- Inverness to Inverness

Scotland’s answer to Route 66 will take you on a 6 day ‘wee hike’ through stunning Highland locations, passing by Loch’s and distilleries on route. Few road trips will offer such a variety of scenery.View the trip here

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The Beautiful South- Bournemouth to Margate

The Beautiful South- Bournemouth to Margate

It will take you 5 days to drive the leisurely 215 miles along England’s answer to the Amalfi Coast. Meander through several popular seaside towns enjoying fish and chips and the sunniest coastline the UK has to offer.View the trip here

4

Once upon a time in Holywood- Holywood to Groomsport

Once upon a time in Holywood- Holywood to Groomsport

The Ards Peninsula and North Down area is considered one of the most beautiful and tranquil areas in Northern Ireland. With a combination of coastal views, best-kept villages, and fine dining, this is the perfect road trip for a long weekends’ excursion.View trip here

5

Journey through the Quantocks- Bristol to Bude

Journey through the Quantocks- Bristol to Bude

Starting in the vibrant city of Bristol, this two-day trip will take you 160 miles through the beauty of the Quantocks in Somerset, an oasis of rocky hills and lush woodland full of wildlife. With outdoor activities for all ages in both the Quantocks and Bude, this is an ideal trip for the whole family.View the trip here

6

Tayto and the Titanic- Belfast to Newcastle

Tayto and the Titanic- Belfast to Newcastle

This trip takes you 62.4 miles from Northern Ireland’s capital city to Northern Ireland’s own Newcastle. Take in the history of Belfast before making your way to the south east coast and the foot of the Mourne Mountains.View trip here

7

A trip you can Count on- York to Whitby

A trip you can Count on- York to Whitby

This day long road trip will take you through the largest English county. Starting in the historic city of York, this is a trip rich in literary heritage and will see you pass through the North York Moors, home to the Bronte sisters and ending in Whitby where the gothic novel Dracula was set.View the trip here

8

Trundling through the Trossachs- Loch Lomond to Glencoe

Trundling through the Trossachs- Loch Lomond to Glencoe

Spend the day driving the 114 miles through the Trossachs National Park to see Loch Lomond and the stunning surrounding scenery. If you are driving at night, make the most of the amazing starry skies- the area boasts very little light pollution. View trip here

9

Newcastle upon Tyres- Gateshead to Tynemouth

Newcastle upon Tyres- Gateshead to Tynemouth

Explore the best the North-East of England has to offer and enjoy famous landmarks like the Tyne Bridge and the Angel of the North on your way. This short but sweet day trip is a great way to get to grips with your electric car and stop off at several attractions along the way.View trip here

A spokesperson at Lookers has commented: ‘As electric vehicles continue to rise in popularity and given the necessity for staycations this year, we wanted to pull together the best road trips in the UK that are suitable for such vehicles that don’t compromise on adventure. Whether you are looking for a family road trip or a weekend getaway with friends, there will be a route around the UK to suit your needs.’

How far you can (realistically) travel on one charge in an electric vehicle and thus how many on route charges you require depends on the model of your vehicle therefore you should always plan your charging stops in advance to ensure you are prepared. A service like Zap Map you can easily find out where your nearest EV charging stations are, they even have a handy app for when you're on the move.