RAW Charging has announced a new contract with the National Trust to install electric vehicle charging for visitors to locations across the UK.
Over the next three years, RAW will install EV charging at suitable sites across the Trust’s portfolio in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, ensuring the location and design sympathetically integrates the infrastructure into its environment.
Each location will be equipped with a number of charging bays, supporting visitors to make more sustainable journeys to National Trust places and the layout of the EV charging bays at all sites have been designed to improve accessibility for all drivers and passengers.
RAW said it will invest up to £12 million in the rollout as it continues to support the demand for destination charging.
Most chargers will be AC destination chargers allowing visitors to charge for half a day or more spent enjoying National Trust’s estates, houses and gardens. However, DC rapid charging hubs will be made available at a small number of National Trust places where the visit time is shorter than standard, or if the location is convenient for drivers to charge during a short break from longer journeys.
With an estimated 45% of drivers needing to charge their EV’s away from home, charging is a valuable addition to National Trust places across the UK. Drivers will be able to charge their car whilst spending time at National Trust places, which include sites of historic interest together with many AONB locations. RAW is working with the National Trust to make sure that the infrastructure is sensitive to its unique environment.