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Electric Love Getaways

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Research by Peugeot reveals the UK’s most romantic weekend getaways for electric drivers this Valentine’s Day.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Peugeot has found the top 10 most EV-friendly romantic getaway spots for couples to visit this February. York topped the rankings, followed by Edinburgh and then Brighton.

Using Time Out’s guide to the 15 best romantic weekend getaways in the UK, Peugeot compared how many locations could be reached from the country’s 15 most populous cities using the 248-mile WLTP range of the Peugeot e-208. The research also considered the number of public charging points within a five-mile radius of each location and access to rapid chargers with speeds above 50kW.

Peugeot’s study also considered the number of accommodation options within five miles of the romantic locations that offer charging for EV drivers, such as hotel chains and B&Bs. York topped the tables, with 20 different accommodation options available to EV drivers, as well as leading the way with the highest number of sustainable accommodation options that offer charging for electric vehicles.

The Scottish capital, Edinburgh, came in second place in Peugeot’s findings, whilst drivers heading to Brighton can enjoy an extensive EV charging network that covers the area, with the most charge points within five miles of the city centre.

The Peugeot e-208 has recently received a boost to its electric range to an impressive 248 miles (WLTP). The e-208 can also support up to 100kW rapid charging with an 0-80% charge taking just 30 minutes.

The research provides suitable staycation options across the country. A range of city and rural locations were highlighted amongst the top ten, including The Lake District and the picturesque town of Portmeirion in Wales.

The UK’s most romantic weekend getaways for electric car drivers. 

York (YO1 7DT)1st
Edinburgh (EH1 3EG)2nd
Brighton (BN1 2GR)3rd
Liverpool (L1 8JQ)4th
Bath (BA1 1LN)5th
The Lake District, Cumbria, Windermere (LA23 1AH)6th
Dunfermline (KY12 8DF)7th
North Norfolk Coast, Cromer (NR27 9DE)8th
Brecon Beacons (NP7 0RL)9th
Portmeirion (LL48 6ER)10th

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