Map reveals worrying lack of car charging points in our region
The charging points for electric cars around the Humber region
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 31 May 2018
INVENTOR and businessman Elon Musk is keen to get everybody driving cleaner electric cars like his company’s Tesla models.
He’s tweeted out a map of all the charging stations around the world to prove it’s realistic to own an electric car.
There are 10,000 Tesla Superchargers on the map altogether, along with thousands more destination chargers.
The closest Tesla charging point is the Ashbourne Hotel in North Killingholme near Immingham. Those near Louth have a choice of two at either the Brackenborough Hotel or Kenwick Park Golf Hotel and Spa. There is also the Beach Lodge Hotel in Mablethorpe.
Across the Humber Bridge, motorists can go to three stations around Hull at the Deep, the Mill House and the Country Park Hotel.
See the map for yourself on Tesla’s website.
Other electric car charging points in Grimsby are located at the Cartergate Car Park, John Roe Toyota on Cromwell Road, SAL Commericals Ltd and Birchin Way and Hartwell Group on Corporation Road.
According to ZapMap.com, Cleethorpes drivers can charge up on St Peter’s Avenue Car Park and Humberston drivers can use Trenton Nissan on Altyre Way.
New Tesla charging stations are planned for Milton Keynes, Leicester and Oxford – but none remotely close to Grimsby.
A survey last year showed just 2 per cent of motorists in the UK were looking to buy an electric vehicle for their next car, and only 10 per cent were considering a hybrid.
Even though the Government has banned diesel and petrol cars from 2040, it seems there’s still a long way to go in convincing drivers to switch over to electric ones.
Let us know in the comments if you’re planning to make the change to electric soon.
The main reason given for preferring traditional diesel and petrol vehicles in the survey was the high prices, although these are expected to fall in time.
Just under half – 44 per cent – of people responding to the survey said they were also worried about the limited range of electric vehicles.
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