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Jan 27, 2023 | Property Focus

Electric vehicle chargers

If you’re planning to book one of our properties and you’re travelling in an electric car you will need to know where the electric vehicle chargers are in South Devon. 

Where you can charge your electric car in South Devon

In the last few years, there has been a surge in the number of car owners trading in their petrol or diesel vehicles for more eco-friendly alternatives. The electric car has grown in popularity in recent years with owners choosing them for their environmental and cost-friendly benefits. According to data recorded at the end of December 2022, there are currently over 660,000 electric cars (EVs) on the road in the UK and over 445,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).

Of course, electric cars need to charge and, if you own an electric car, being able to charge your vehicle will be a big factor in choosing a holiday destination.

Check out the following link to locate the electric vehicle chargers.

You may wish to stay near one of the local charging points or why not reserve one of our Finest Stays properties which has an EV Charger: Asman, Topwood, Westcombe, The Lodge. 

Out and about – a list of EV Chargers in South Devon

South Hams Council has a list of EV chargers in the area covering Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes, Ivybridge and Modbury with many of the towns car parks setting aside a few bays for charging electric vehicles. So it’s very useful if you’re planning a day out or perhaps a spot of retail therapy. A growing number of local supermarkets also have EV chargers so you can charge your car while you do a spot of shopping in the town or stop off for lunch.   

As well as the council owned charging points, some of the local hotels and businesses also offer EV chargers to non residents. For example: If you’re staying in Salcombe, you can request use of one of the two charging points at The Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa which is the most central electric car charging point in Salcombe. They have a 7kW 32A Tesla Type 2 and another where you can bring your own cable. Visitors can request use from the hotel. (This charging location is used by guests at our Gull Rock, Lofthouse and very convenient for Hygge and Blackstone holiday homes as they are all on the same road as the hotel.) 

Please note

Due to public liability, insurance and suitability, the use of a 13 amp plug for charging electric vehicles is not permitted. 

And finally… Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding charging your electric vehicle or if you would like more information on any of our Finest Stays luxury holiday homes.

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