Free electric car charging

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.


Note that Tesco offers 7 and 22kWh charging free but charges for Rapid charging.

OrganisationLocationsFree / Charging rateNetwork operator
National Trust207kWBMW i
TescoOver 2007 & 22 kW freePod point
Aldi 22kWNew Motion
IKEARefundable against shopping
Costa CoffeeUp to 200 drive-thru locations.Pod point
Holiday Inn ExpressAtlas franchiseNot restricted to residents

Related Posts