Travel with your EV on the biggest charging network in the UK

The Plugsurfing family just became bigger: ChargePlace Scotland joined our network as a Charge Point Operator (CPO) unlocking the Highlands for our British drivers. No matter if Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness, you can find a charging station in the Plugsurfing app to easily charge your car.

With this new addition to Plugsurfing, we are now the largest network in the UK to charge your EV and pay in the app. You can easily travel across Great Britain without having to worry about using several different apps on the road.

Largest Network in the UK

Lower prices in the UK

There’s even more good news for our drivers in the UK: We worked with our charge point operators to lower our prices to retail prices* (or close to retail prices), making driving an electric vehicle even more affordable.

Here are two examples about how the change could affect your finances as a driver:

1) Monthly usage: The average electric vehicle driver charges between 250 and 400 kWh per month. If you charge 400 kWh with GRIDSERVE, your price will drop from £324 to £316.

2) Charging session: With Mer UK, one 60-kWh charging session will lower the price from £48 to £46,8.

We know that pricing is one of the most important factors for our drivers to consider. That is why we are doing our best to help make driving as affordable as possible for you. Together with the Charge Point Operators we continue to work hard on offering you discount campaigns as well.*


Three travel ideas for your next road trip

If you’re feeling inspired now to get on the road again and travel to the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover or the Scottish Highland, we have you covered. We put together three ideas for your next EV road trip in the United Kingdom. All destinations of course have access to EV charging stations within the Plugsurfing app.

1) In the Scottish Highlands: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

National Park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
National Park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Only an hour drive away from Glasgow lies the beautiful national park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Right at the boundary between the lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands, the national park is home to rough hills, steep mountain tops and beautiful villages.

Loch Lomond is the perfect space to reconnect with nature. Around the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain, you will find plenty of beautiful hiking trails and cycling routes. Whether it’s a daytrip, staycation or weekend break, Loch Lomond is a favourite among travellers.

Continue your roadtrip to: Auchindrain, Kilmartin, Oban, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Inveraray Jail and Loch Fyne

Parking: You can easily find parking spots on the website of Loch Lomond’s National Park.

Plugsurfing charging stations:

Old Lus Road, Alexandria, G83 8QW

Arnburn, Arden, Alexandria, G838RH

Main Road, Luss, G83 8NY

Moniack, Balmaha, Glasglow, G63 0JQ

2) At the Welsh coastline: The Coastal Way

St Davids Cathedral in St. Davids
St Davids Cathedral in St. Davids

The Welsh coast is shaped by hidden coves, golden sand beaches, traditional fishing villages and craggy castles. You can explore its beauty with a drive along the Coastal Way, a 180-mile route between the country’s coastline and mountains.

The route leads from Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, to Aberdaron with plenty of spots to explore: the national park of Snowdonia, the mountain ranges of Pumlumon or Preseli or the north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula. Driving along the breathtaking landscape, you will see the blue seas on one side and large mountains on the other. To fully enjoy this special roadtrip, we recommend taking a week for this journey.

If you’re looking for historic places, make sure to stop by Harlech Castle an UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Edward I between 1282 and 1289. The foodies among you might want to take a little detour to Ynyshir Restaurant in Eglwys Fach, a five star restaurant which offers fresh, flavourful food that’s served to you in beautiful surroundings. A true bucket list destination.

Plugsurfing charging stations:

Manorbier Giraldus Center, Tenby, SA70 7TN

42 Front Street, Pembroke, SA72 6JY

Llys Y Fran Country Park, Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire, SA63 4RR

The National Library of Wales, Penglais Hill, Aberystwyth, SY233BU

Bwch Moch Café, Tremadog, Porthmadog, LL49 9SN

3) In Northern England: Explore the buzzing city of Manchester

City of Manchester
City of Manchester

Manchester has experienced a sort of renaissance in the recent years. Known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester does not only have a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. The city today combines this heritage with a progressive vision of beautiful green spaces and unique and eclectic bars, shops, galleries or restaurants.

National Geographic even included Manchester as the only UK city in its ‘Best of the World’ list in 2023. One example of its journey into a greener future is the Castlefield Viaduct, a Victorian-era steel viaduct that has been turned in a temporary ‘sky garden’ in the heart of Manchester. You can find parking spots and opening hours on their website.

A bit outside of the city you will find the beautiful Heaton Park where you can rent a rowing boat or climb through the trees at Treetop Trek. You might also take a ride in a historic tram in the local Tramway museum. If you want to learn more about beekeeping, Manchester Disctrict & Beekepers Association opens the doors of the Dower House on Sundays, so you can go through their bee garden or watch their observation hive.

Plugsurfing charging stations:

All around the city

Castlefield Viaduct: Liverpool Road, M3 4NW

Heaton Park: Middleton Road, M8 4LZ