As we know domestic holidays are on the rise, with many destinations on the no-fly list we find ourselves looking to travel by car to local cities, towns and villages. As well as the current situation we find ourselves in, the government also has an initiative to help the environment by banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030! It is this ban and the latest rise in domestic travel that got LeaseCarUK thinking about road trips by electric car, the challenges one could face, and the best places to travel around the UK when on a road trip.
This article will look at the best places to enjoy a road trip in the UK and share some tips for travelling by electric vehicle.
A Road Trip to Edinburgh
Travelling from England or Wales to Edinburgh can be a long but scenic journey, especially if you know which roads to take. If you are driving from the south, a stop in Oxford can be perfect to stretch your legs, charge your vehicle or to explore the university.
Alternatively, travelling to southwest England and visiting the Cotswold’s is a wonderful scenic experience that all the family can enjoy. The Cotswold’s is perfect for an overnight stay whilst on your journey to Edinburgh.
If you are reluctant to stop early on the journey then powering on to the Scottish Borders will make a welcome break. The Borders are filled with history and scenery as this is where many English and Scottish battles took place.
When travelling such a distance by electric car it is important to check the car’s range. The below visual from LeaseCarUK helps to visualise the range of some of the UK’s top selling electric vehicle’s so that you are aware of how many charging stops will be required for the journey to Edinburgh.
A Road Trip to Cornwall
Cornwall is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK so it is important that we include this destination within this article. Home to beautiful beaches craved by the Atlantic Ocean, surfing opportunities and Cornish pasties, Cornwall is a must visit place.
A stop over in Southampton is perfect when travelling to Cornwall. Southampton is home to amazing maritime history, especially for Titanic enthusiasts. As well as it’s maritime history, visitors can also enjoy the seaside, museums, theatres and parks.
No road trip to Cornwall would be complete without a stop at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. In order to see Stonehenge, you must pay an entrance fee but there is also a visitors’ centre where you can brush up on your history of the famous Neolithic landmark.
To put this journey into perspective when driving an electric vehicle, take a look at the image below.
The UK is home to many scenic drives not mentioned here, such as the Lake District and Peak District. No matter where you are driving from or to, there will be some amazing places to see and stop whilst your vehicle is charging.
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