Leeds has been named the best city in the UK to charge electric vehicles, new research by Select Car Leasing has revealed.
As part of their new study, the team at Select Car Leasing has uncovered the UK cities that facilitate the most electric charging stations in their car parks.
Leeds takes the lead as the best city for drivers of electric vehicles, with a score of 10 out of 10. Providing a number of electric charging points, NWR Leeds Station Short Stay Car Park scored 10/10 and Victoria Leeds Multi Storey Car Park scored 9.3/10.
Edinburgh overtakes London with a score of 9.1 out of 10 for its large number of EV charging hotspots. Those driving electric vehicles can find an abundance of charging points at NWR Edinburgh Waverley Station Long Stay Car Park that scored 10/10 and Fountain Park Entertainment Centre Car Park with a score of 9.3/10.
London qualifies as the third most electric-vehicle-friendly city with a respectable overall score of 8.2 out of 10. Q Park: Park Lane and Q-Park: Victoria have the largest number of charging points for electric vehicles both scoring an accommodating 10/10.
As part of their new study, the team also looked into the best UK cities to park cars.
Accelerating its way into first place as the best city for drivers to park their cars is the popular shopping hub, Birmingham, with a total score of 35.6 out of 70.
Those wanting to park centrally but affordably can benefit from parking at Paradise Circus MSCP for just £13.50 a day. Visitors driving large vehicles in the city can safely park at Selfridges Moor Street Car Park, which scored an impressive 10/10 for its accommodating, maximum vehicle height.
The Q-Park at Queen Elizabeth Hospital is also fully equipped with a large number of parking spaces and scored full marks (10/10), removing the stress of finding a space when visiting or attending the Birmingham hospital.
In second place, as one of the best cities to park a car is Nottingham, with a total score of 35.5 out of 70.
The Intu Victoria Centre Main Car Park scored 10/10 for its large number of car parking spaces, perfect for those looking to enjoy a day of shopping. Visitors wanting to explore 1000 years of history at Nottingham Castle, can park at Nottingham Castle Car Park that’s just a short eleven minute walk away and received a promising 10/10 Google rating.
Cheaper parking can also be found in Nottingham at the Technology Drive Long Stay Car Park, where a day’s parking costs a budget-friendly £4.50.
Bristol was in third place, with a total score of 34.6 out of 70.
Cabot Circus MSCP scored 10/10 for its large offering of parking spaces and is in an ideal central location for sampling Bristol’s range of brunch spots or hitting the shops. Drivers of larger vehicles can easily park at College Street Car Park, which scored 10/10 for its maximum vehicle height – ideal for those in vans – and also received 10/10 on its Google ratings.
Cost-saving parking is also available in Bristol at Clifton Down Railway Station Car Park, where drivers can park their car for an affordable £3.80 for the day.