Green Motion has branches in 30 countries so wherever it is that you are traveling to, you're likely to be able to hire an electric vehicle and help the local environment. In the UK specifically, Green Motion has 17 branches and
Your first consideration might be to only hire an electric car where there are a sufficient amount of charging points. According to Zap-Map ( www.zap-map.com), in the UK, there are currently over 13,000 connectors in close to 5,000 locations. As you can see on Zap-Map, we’re pretty well covered with charging points whichever city you choose to hire from.
o, with the UK covered well with charging points, here are some of the best places to hire a car in the UK.
Manchester car hire
Manchester is a city filled with so many things to do but it is also in a prime location for day trips. If you wanted to escape from the hustle and bustle of Manchester, you’re located in between the Lake and Peak District. Both are stunning National Parks where you will find yourself surrounded by nature and breath-taking landscapes. What’s more, they’re just an hour’s drive from the brick and mortar of the city.
Some other day trips from Manchester include Southport, an ideal for a sunny day with beautiful beaches; Liverpool, to experience all things The Beatles; and Hebden Bridge, an adorable market town nearby.
Glasgow car hire
Glasgow is thankfully located centrally meaning that there are plenty of historic attractions, sites, and days out in and amongst the stunning Scottish landscape, just a moderate distance from Glasgow; perfect for using your hire car. Without your own car, such these great trips would be difficult.
Luss is a village on the west bank of Loch Lomond. The loch is just over half an hour from Glasgow meaning you’re not far from beautiful scenery that you can explore by hiking, cycling or trying a variety of water sports.
The Campsie Fells is a range of hills in central Scotland just a 40-minute drive from Glasgow. There are different trail routes with varying degrees of difficulty.
Other trips of note include Falkirk, Kelburn Estate and Ayr Beach.
Reigate car hire
If you’re flying to Gatwick Airport or are in the area anyway, hiring a car in Reigate has numerous possibilities. From here, you are at the epicenter of a number of trips, all special in their own way.
An hour’s drive south takes you to Brighton, full of amusements, culture and a famous beach and pier; east takes you to the Garden of England, Kent; and north will take you to London.
From UK airports
When you get off your flight, whether it’s an internal one to another UK city or a long-haul flight, you want to make it as easy as possible to get from the airport to your next destination. You might be going to a hotel, event or family house but you don’t want to be left wandering around the airport terminal trying to figure out the transport links.
Direct car hire makes things easy and means you can get straight on the road to anywhere. Green Motion has branches at a number of airports around the UK: Liverpool Airport, Manchester Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow Airport, Luton Airport, Stansted Airport, Gatwick Airport, London City Airport, Heathrow Airport, Bristol Airport, East Midlands Airport, Birmingham International and Belfast City Airport.
Car ban cities
At the minute, electric and hybrid car hire is a choice to make for drivers. But with major cities such as London, Birmingham and Liverpool looking to implement low-emission zones and diesel-free areas, electric vehicles may soon become a necessity to avoid charges in some cities.
Electric car hire in the UK
Green Motion car rental takes its environmental policy seriously, championing best practices and attitudes to ensure that our impact on the environment is kept to a minimum.
For more information about the range of vehicle available at the Green Motion branch nearest to you or a destination that you’re visiting, browse our online booking platform.