POWYS is lagging behind much of the rest of the UK when it comes to EV chargepoint availability.

A review by Monta has revealed Powys is 54th in the league table for accommodation prioritizing EV charging in the UK with just 2.11% of hotels and Airbnbs having EV charge points.

YouGov research commissioned by electric vehicle (EV) charging platform Monta has revealed that 57% of UK drivers would prioritize an EV charger when booking their holiday accommodation.

However further analysis has revealed that charger availability at hotels and holiday rental accommodation across the UK is woefully lacking.


Yorkshire is leading the charge for England for the highest number of hotels with EV charge points, offering a healthy 146 accommodation options.

Alok Dubey, UK country manager at Monta, said: “As the demand for eco-friendly travel rises, UK hotels and Airbnbs are recognising the importance of offering reliable charging infrastructure, ensuring convenience and peace of mind for environmentally conscious guests. 

County Times:

“However, statistics show there’s still a long way to go to make accommodation electric vehicle friendly, with only around 2% of hotels and Airbnbs across the UK offering charge points on site.

“As much as it is encouraging to see hotels and Airbnbs starting to provide electric vehicle charging points, hotel and Airbnb owners should now be prioritising and installing charge points as a standard to ensure electric vehicles drivers are choosing their accommodation over competitors.

"Powys combines natural beauty, historical intrigue, and Welsh heritage. However, hoteliers and accommodation owners in the county aren't doing enough to provide adequate charging for EV drivers visiting the county. As EV ownership increases, the county should do more to provide for EV tourists."