Electric Cars Plug-in UK Highway Service Stations – long journeys made easy

Electric Cars Plug-in UK Highway Service Stations

Electric Cars Plug-in UK Highway Service Stations – the motorway journey made easier

Highway Service Stations across Britain now have plug-in power points for electric cars. They are due to extend to other areas in the near future. At least 50 thousand electric vehicles are on the road with some manufactures aiming to go totally hybrid by 2020.

The power pods makes a long motorway journey a reality.  If low on ‘power’ then no worries because a charger can be found at the next service station.  More economical and eco-friendly.

A lot of owners are unable to plug-in their vehicles to a power point at home.  In particular in built-up areas where it is impossible to park a car outside their houses.  Or, don’t have a garage to connect with electricity.

A map of charge-points is available to help locate the nearest in your area. But the key development is that the electric pods are in service stations along the highways.

Phone apps are also available to help track down the nearest charger. This should help while travelling long distance.


It is estimated that costs for rapid charge on the motorway can be about £6.50 for a 30 minute charge. At home it can cost around £3.64 for a full charge.  Apparently there are public charging points at shopping centres for the duration of your stay.

Ecotricity is one of the main installers of electric car-chargers in England. The company has a network across the region of Gloucestershire. Proud to be among the first to promote the idea of electric travelling. Also quick to have the charger pods up and available to the motorist.

Being eco-friendly is also important.

Ecotricty spoke to us about the demands and economic value of a hybrind and charging.


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