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LEXUS MILTON KEYNES’ GUIDE TO INTERESTING EV CHARGING LOCATIONS OFF THE MOTORWAY

After we supply you your next EV, here is a blog showing some great places to visit and get charged while you are enjoying the area.


With the Great British holiday getaway on the horizon, drivers of BEVs (battery electric vehicles) will be considering where to recharge on their journey. While motorway service stations are an obvious choice, Lexus MK has researched some more interesting alternative locations.

The spirit of hospitality is central to Lexus MK and is evident in Lexus cars, such as the battery electric UX 300e compact SUV, in which every detail has been carefully considered for the driver’s convenience and comfort. The EV charging locations suggested by Lexus MK are therefore a few miles from a motorway junction and offer more than a place to plug-in your car – providing a view, an activity, or a cafe, for a stop that is an enjoyable experience, rather than a necessary chore.

A30 Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, Lifton, near Launceston, four minutes from the A30 exit signposted Tavistock/B3362/A384

Anyone who has driven to Cornwall is likely to have encountered the A30, running through the heart of Devon and Cornwall, all the way to Land’s End.

Strawberry Fields is a family-run, award-winning Devon farm shop and restaurant, which includes a butchery selling home-produced meat, an artisan bakery, a jam room, and a well-stocked deli. During the summer months the popular ‘Pick Your Own’ strawberry fields are open.

This popular stop-off has two electric charge points.

M1 Stockwood Discovery Centre near Luton, one mile from junction 10.

Stockwood Discovery Centre features lots of open space for children to let off steam and a range of themed landscapes including an Elizabethan knot garden, a Dig for Victory planting, 17th century Italian and Dutch gardens, and a Victorian garden. There is also a lovely café, serving sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks, a play area and a shop selling a range of gifts and artisan food products. If you have enough time, go and see the largest carriage collection in Europe, which is also housed here.

There are two EV chargers with four connectors in the car park.

M11 Wimpole Estate, near Cambridge, eight miles from junction 12

This National Trust-owned estate is an all-year-round place to visit, reflecting the changing seasons, with something to captivate and inspire all visitors, including parkland and the Old Rectory Restaurant, as well as Wimpole Hall house itself. Parking is included within cost of entry to the Estate.

There are six devices with 12 connectors available.

M25 RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey, three miles from junction 10

This is one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens. Wisley was given to the RHS in 1903 and is now a hub of horticultural excellence with some of the largest plant collections in the world. However, if you don’t have much time, you can enter the Wisley garden centre for free, to browse the collection of indoor and outdoor plants, gardening tools, gifts and homewares, or visit the Coffee Shop at the entrance.

There are eight standard 7.2 KWH 32 Amp sockets available for re-charging

M56 Quarry Bank | National Trust, National Trust: 1.5 miles from junction

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate is one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, home to a complete industrial community. Depending on how much time you can spare, you can explore the domestic life of the mill-owning Greg family in their home, Quarry Bank House, or walk to Styal village to see how the mill workers lived, or grab some food at the restaurant, café or mill shop. Entry to this attraction is free to National Trust members; charges apply to non-members.

There are two devices with three connectors for EV charging.

To enquire about our EV and plug in range contact me on 07771215680 or hytham.namruti@steveneagell.co.uk

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