Unlike Petrol and Diesel free electric car charging is available in many locations

Most free EV charging points are fast (destination) chargers. There are 4,045 of them, making up 82.1% of free chargers. You’ll find cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums, garden centres, theatres, zoos, National Trust properties and leisure centres that provide free charging. As with attractions and accommodation, many retailers – supermarkets, for example – use free charging as a way to attract loyal customers.


OrganisationLocationsFree / Charging rateNetwork operator
National Trust207kWBMW i
TescoOver 2007 & 22 kW freePod point
Aldi 22kWNew Motion
IKEARefundable against shopping
Holiday Inn ExpressAtlas franchiseNot restricted to residents
Costa CoffeeUp to 200 drive-thru locations.Subscription-free ‘pay as you go’ modelInstavolt
Tesco 50kWPod point
Lidl22 & 50kWPod point
Marstons Inns and Taverns20050kWEngenie
McDonald’sDrive Thru’s125kWInstavolt
Some information from Electric vehicle charging: power to the people – Fleet News – May 2021

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