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ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINTS

TESLA & TYPE 2 ELECTRIC CAR CHARGE POINTS AVAILABLE ON SITE

STAY FULLY CHARGED

The Old Barn has two car charging points available for guests — one charger is for all Type 2 electric vehicles, while one is a dedicated Tesla charging point. If you’re staying with us, there’s no fee for charging your car up and our location makes The Old Barn Tregonetha an ideal base for exploring Cornwall in your electric vehicle.

The official range of each electric car varies slightly, so we’ve gathered some range stats on some of the most popular electric vehicles with Tesla or Type 2 charging around so you’ve got an idea of how much sightseeing you can do on a single full charge.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Official range: 278 miles

How long to fully charge: 9 hours 35 minutes

Just one full charge of the Kona during your time with us would cover a lot of your sightseeing; you could travel to the Eden Project (20 mile round trip), Padstow (20 miles), Newquay (26 miles), St Ives (83 miles) and even Land’s End (104 miles), before having to recharge again!

 

Nissan Leaf E+

Official range: Up to 239 miles on longer commutes

How long to fully charge: 11 hours 30 minutes

The distance of the Leaf varies depending on the type of driving you’re doing, but if you’re doing longer journeys, a single charge should get you to Perranporth (40 mile round trip), St Agnes (50 miles), Penzance (82 miles) with some juice in the tank for some day trips closer to home like Mawgan Porth (20 miles), The Eden Project (20 miles) and Charlestown (22 miles).

 

Tesla Model 3

Official range: Up to 348 miles

How long to fully charge: Less than 11 hours

This supercharged car will get you around Cornwall easily on one charge — you could follow some of our other suggestions or add in places like Falmouth (62 mile round trip), Port Isaac (34 miles), Tintagel Castle (46 miles), Bodmin Moor (42 miles), Looe (54 miles) and Polperro (52 miles).

 

FAQs:

What’s your location like for exploring Cornwall by electric car?

The Old Barn is a five minute drive from the A30 dual carriageway and less than 10 minutes from the A39 dual carriageway, so whether you’re wanting to explore Cornwall’s stunning north and coastlines, want to delve deep into the county or fancy being a short drive from the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, you’ll be perfectly placed for exploring at The Old Barn.

 

Does Cornwall have many electric car charging points elsewhere?

If you did find yourself needing a charge on a day trip out, there are plenty of charging points across the county. We do recommend finding out exactly where these are before setting out, though with a decent charge here at The Old Barn, you shouldn’t need to charge anywhere else! Visit https://www.intocornwall.com/electric-vehicle-charging-stations-in-cornwall/ and https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/pay-as-you-go-electric-vehicle-chargers/ for more details on charging points in the area.

 

Will you charge us anything extra for charging up our vehicle?

If you’re a guest with us at The Old Barn, there’s no extra fees for charging up your electric car.

YOU CAN GET TO ALMOST ANYWHERE IN CORNWALL ON A FULL CHARGE

WHERE CAN I GO?

Obviously the mile range differs from model to model but with even the lowest mile range you should be able to reach the following places on a full charge!

Newquay ~ 16 min (6.9 mi) via A3059

Wadebridge ~ 16 min (9.6 mi) via A39

Padstow ~ 19 min (10.3 mi) via A39 and B3274

Bodmin ~ 21 min (16.6 mi) via A30

Truro ~ 28 min (17.3 mi) via A30 and A39

Tintagel ~ 41 min (22.2 mi) via A39

Falmouth ~ 47 min (27.1 mi) via A39

Saltash ~ 50 min (39.4 mi) via A30 and A38

St Ives ~ 52 min (37.5 mi) via A30

Bude ~ 53 min (36.9 mi) via A39

Penzance ~ 55 min (38.6 mi) via A30

Plymouth ~ 1 h 8 min (45.4 mi) via A30 and A38

 

CHARGING POINT LOCATIONS

WHERE CAN I CHARGE?

There are plenty of free/chargeable electric vehicle charging points across the county, here are just a few:

Charge Points: Newquay – Padstow Area

Trerice (National Trust)
Kestle Mill
Newquay
Cornwall
TR8 4PG Fast (22kW and 7kW)
Visitor Attraction.

Albany Road Car Park
Albany Road
Newquay
Cornwall
TR7 2NQ Superfast (43kw and 50kW)
Public car park. Parking charge. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Cornwall College
Wildflower Lane
Newquay
Cornwall
TR7 2LZ Fast (22kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge. During opening times.

Newquay Cornwall Airport
Newquay Airport
Newquay
Cornwall
TR8 4RQ Superfast (43kW and 50kW) and Fast (22kW)
GeniePoint.

 

Charge Points: Land’s End Peninsula

Minack Theatre
Porthcurno
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 6JU Fast (7kW)
Free to use for customers

Land’s End Visitor Centre
Land’s End
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 7AA Superfast (43kw and 50kW)
Open 10am – 5pm daily. £6 fee to enter car park

Sainsbury’s
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 3AP Fast (7kW)
Open 24/7

Asda
South Quay
Hayle
Cornwall
TR27 4EP Fast (7kW)
Free parking for 2 hours. Payment may be required.

 

Charge Points: Truro – Falmouth Area

Truro Park & Ride (West)
Truro
Cornwall
TR4 9AN Fast (22kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge. Car park.

New County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3AY Fast (22kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge. Car park.

Truro Park and Ride (East)
Tregurra Lane
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 1RH Fast (7kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge. Car park.

Quarry Car Park
Quarry Hill
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 2BX Superfast (43kw and 50kW)
GeniePoint. Open 24/7. Public Car Park (charges apply). Connection fee + kWh charge.

 

Charge Points: Tintagel and North Cornwall

Churchfield Car Park
Victoria Road
Camelford
Cornwall
PL32 9PA Superfast (43kW and 50kW)
Public Car Park. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Bude Tourist Information Centre
The Crescent
Bude
Cornwall
EX23 8LE Superfast (43kW and 50kW)

 

Charge Points: Redruth – St Agnes Area

Cornwall Council Office
Dolcoath Avenue
Camborne
Cornwall
TR14 8SX Fast (22kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Tolvaddon Community Fire Station
Boswithian Road
Camborne
Cornwall
TR14 0EJ Superfast (43kw and 50kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Cornwall College
Trevenson Lane
Redruth
Cornwall
TR15 3RD Fast (22kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Trevissome Park
Truro
Cornwall
TR4 8UN Superfast (43kw and 50kW)
GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge. Car park.

 

Charge Points: St Austell – Fowey Area

Cornwall Services
A30
St Austell
Cornwall
PL26 8UF Superfast (43kW and 50kW)
Open 24/7. Charging fee.

Asda
Cromwell Street
St Austell
Cornwall
PL25 4PR Fast (7kW) and Slow (3kW)
Store Car Park. 2 hours free parking. Polar. Connection fee only.

Cornwall College
Sycamore Avenue
St Austell
Cornwall
PL25 4DJ Fast (22kW)
Car park charges may apply. GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Eden Project
Bodelva Road
Par
Cornwall
PL24 2SG Superfast (43kW and 50kW) Fast (22kW) Slow (3kW)
Car park. GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Earl of Chatham
Grenville Road
Lostwithiel
Cornwall
PL22 0EP Superfast (43kW and 50kW)
Public car park. GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge.

 

Charge Points: Looe and South East Cornwall

Mill Pool Car Park
Looe
Cornwall
PL13 2AF Superfast (43kW and 50kW)
Public car park. GeniePoint. Connection fee + kWh charge.

Waitrose
Tamar View
Saltash
Cornwall
PL12 6LD Fast (7kW) and Slow (3kW)
Store Car Park. Polar. Connection fee only.

New Road Car Park
New Road
Callington
Cornwall
PL17 7BE Superfast (43kW and 50kW)
Public car park. GeniePoint

 

Charge Points: Bodmin Moor Area

West End Motors
Bodmin Business Park
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 2RJ Superfast (43kW and 50kW)

 

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