EV Charging on the National Three Peaks Challenge
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Electric vehicles are well catered for on the 462-mile National Three Peaks driving route! Chargers we've listed below are run by ChargePlace Scotland, Ecotricity, Shell and GRIDSERVE.
For practicality we've highlighted rapid chargers on the route, which are generally 50kW.
Charging around Fort William
In Fort William, while some accommodation offers slower overnight charging, there are six Tesla Superchargers and three ChargePlace Scotland rapid chargers. Out of town there is another ChargePlace Scotland fast charger in Roybridge, 20 minutes drive from Fort William.
The ChargePlace Scotland network offers great coverage of reliable fast charging, using either a membership card or app.
Charging on Route
Motorway rapid chargers are widely available from Glasgow heading south. For quick reference, reliable rapid chargers are available at: Tyndrum, Bellsmyre, Abington, Annandale Water, Gretna Green, Todhills (final rapid charger before Scafell Pike), Carnforth (first rapid charger after Scafell Pike), Lancaster, Preston, Charnock Richard, Hapsford, Singing Kettle (A55) and Bangor.
Tesla Superchargers are available at: Fort William, Glasgow, Abington, Gretna Green, Penrith, Charnock Richard, Warrington and Flint Mountain. These are all 150kW with the exception of Flint which is 250kW.
Charging close to Scafell Pike
The final charger before leaving the motorway to head to Scafell Pike is Todhills Services on the M6. It is 126 miles from here via Scafell Pike to the next rapid charger on the route at Carnforth.
The closest charger to Scafell Pike is a Tesla Destination charger (7kw type 2) at the Bower House Inn (Eskdale, Holmrook CA19 1TD), available to customers.
Charging around Snowdon
Euro Garages in Bangor is the last rapid charger on route before arriving at Snowdon. Chargers are otherwise widely available on the A55 across North Wales.
There are no public chargers in Llanberis or the villages close to Snowdon - bear this in mind if arriving with little charge. Slow charging may be available from accommodation by agreement. The closest rapid charger is Euro Garages in Bangor, 10 miles away, or Morrisons in Caernarfon.