5 of our favourite charging points in the South West

Posted 9th August 2023

The summer holidays are here - and that can mean only one thing - trips out and about in your car. Whether that’s a visit to the beach, going away to visit friends or family in another county, or a romantic getaway, you’re likely going to be spending some time behind the wheel.

With the Jaguar I-PACE’s range of up to 292 miles* on a single charge, lots of your summer journeys will be completed without the need to recharge. However, if you’re going further afield, or your Jaguar electric car needs a recharge when out and about, we’ve listed 5 of our favourite charging points from Zap Map - perfect for those ‘charging stations near me’ searches.

As a greener alternative to a fossil-fuel powered vehicle, electric vehicles are helping us reduce carbon emissions to build a more sustainable future. Electric vehicle (EV) charging has never been easier. Our favourite stations that you can recharge your Jaguar I-PACE at allows you to make the most of the time whilst your car is charging. If you would like to know more about Jaguar I-PACE, click here.

1. Gloucester Services

Arguably one of the nicest service stations in the South West, Gloucester Services also accommodates electric vehicles by having two GRIDSERVE machines at both their Northbound and Southbound Services, possessing four leads on each machine.

Gloucester Services

These services are the perfect stop as they allow you to browse through their Farm Shop whilst having a break from driving on the M5, as well as charging your electric car. For those of you yet to sample one, we can heartily recommend trying one of their hot sausage rolls - a delicious way to pass some time!

Address: M5 (between junction 12 & 11a), Brookthorpe, Gloucester, GL4 0DN

2. Clarks Village Outlet, Street

Calling all shopping connoisseurs, Clarks Village Outlet in Street is a great place to charge your electric car. According to Zap Map, Clarks Village’s four EV charging bays are located in the North-West corner of Car Park Two, just off the A39 dual carriageway.

Clarks Village

Not only this, but as a shopping-based location, why not browse through the shops, as well as enjoy a sit-down meal to recharge whilst your car does the same?

Address: 12 Farm Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0BB

3. National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor

To make the most of your time whilst your car is recharging, the Dartmoor National Park is the perfect scenic area to stretch your legs and have a breath of fresh air. Go and see their most popular tor on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, just 3 miles from Bovey Tracey.

National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor

The Visitor Centre is well placed for a stroll up to the iconic Haytor Rocks and other moorland walks. It is one of the most picturesque ways to make the most of a charging stop. Look out for the two PodPoint EV Charging Sockets that are located within their Lower Car park on the B3387.

Address: Lower Car Park, Haytor Vale, Newton Abbot TQ13 9XT

4. Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, Bath

Stay at the luxurious Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, one of the few hotels in Bath to offer electric vehicle charging according to Zap Map. By booking direct, valet parking is available where they will take care of recharging your electric vehicle, ensuring you can recharge and relax during your stay enjoying all of the luxurious facilities.

Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, Bath

Address: The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS

5. Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover, Melksham

Last but certainly not least, Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover hosts three DC chargers and seven AC chargers outside the front of our dealership here in Melksham. So if you’re heading north or south on the A350, why not take a break and recharge your EV? Whilst you are waiting, you can step inside and take a look around our showroom and explore the latest models, all whilst enjoying complimentary drinks and Wi-Fi in our comfortable customer lounge.

JLR Melksham

Address: Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover, Commerce Way, Melksham SN12 6AD

There are many tools to help you find electrical charging stations. Your Jaguar’s navigation system^ creates door-to-door route planning while highlighting charging points and monitoring live traffic along the way. Not only this, but the Zap Map website and App are also great places to search for chargers which show costs and availability, and you can even filter by plug types.

To make the search even easier, jaguar.plugsurfing.com highlights over 500,000 charging points, from over 700 different operators across Europe, allowing access to a whole network with one app and one charging key. It couldn’t be any easier. 

At Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover Melksham, we have a range of electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles, as well as electrical specialists on hand that will support you whether you are looking for your first or next electric car. To discover more about Jaguar’s electric range, tap below.

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For more information, please contact Dick Lovett Jaguar Land Rover Melksham:

Dick Lovett Jaguar Melksham - 01225 562 764

Dick Lovett Land Rover Melksham - 01225 562 785

*The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation with a fully charged battery. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. Energy consumption and range figures may vary according to factors such as driving styles, environmental conditions, load, wheel fitment, accessories fitted, actual route and battery condition. Range figures are based upon production vehicle over a standardised route.

^InControl features, options and their availability remain market dependent - check with your Retailer for local market availability and full terms. Certain features require an appropriate sim with a suitable data contract which will require further subscription after the initial term advised by your Retailer. Mobile connectivity cannot be guaranteed in all locations.

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