12 EV charging points installed at Norfolk holiday park

Electric vehicle being charged

Range anxiety and towing capabilities are just two of the concerns caravanners have about investing in an electric car.

Now, a holiday park in Norfolk is aiming to help visitors overcome at least one of these issues with the installation of 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton has responded to an increased demand for high-speed charging infrastructure as more of its customers are moving away from diesel and petrol cars.

Andrew Searle, director of the family-run park, said: “I hope our initiative will help increase even further the appeal of north-west Norfolk as a holiday destination and boost the benefits which tourism brings to all types of businesses.

“We fully recognise the importance of encouraging more drivers to make the switch to electric and believe that this move will help provide the extra confidence they need. We also understand how important it is to do our part in reducing the environmental impact caused by CO2 emissions.”

The charging points installed at Searles Leisure Resort are part of the Pod Park network, which operates more than 6,000 charging bays across the UK.

EV charging is just the latest innovation to be implemented at the holiday park, which has remained in the family since Mr Searle’s grandfather founded it in the 1920s.

His ancestor famously offered pitches in return for a bag of potatoes and while the cost of its 300 touring spots are now a little more expensive, Searles Leisure Resort retains its warm welcome.

The RAC estimates there are approximately 395,000 EVs being driven in the UK, with 190,000 of them registered in 2021. This figure does not take into account the 308,000 plug-in hybrids that are also in use.


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