The Best Christmas Markets for Electric Vehicle Drivers in the UK

PEUGEOT UK conducted extensive research to determine the best Christmas markets for EV drivers. They began by analyzing TimeOut's list of the best Christmas markets in the UK for "magical festive shopping." The study focused on the 15 most populated cities in the UK and evaluated how many of these cities were within a drivable range of 251 miles (WLTP) using the new PEUGEOT E-2008. The researchers also considered the number and speed of public charging points within a five-mile radius of each market, as well as the availability of accommodation options with EV charging facilities.

Top-ranked Christmas Markets

Based on the research, the following Christmas markets emerged as the top choices for EV drivers:

  1. Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market: Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market took the top spot as the most accessible market for EV drivers. It offers a balanced mix of charging options, making it an ideal destination for festive shopping.
  2. Edinburgh's Christmas Market: Edinburgh's Christmas Market claimed the second position in the rankings. With 104 charging stations, including 31 DC rapid chargers, it provides ample charging opportunities for EV drivers.
  3. York's Christmas Market: York's Christmas Market secured the third spot, offering a charming setting for visitors. It also boasts 45 charging stations, making it convenient for EV drivers to power up their vehicles.
  4. Winter Wonderland Nottingham: Nottingham's Winter Wonderland grabbed the fourth position in the rankings. With 32 charging stations, including 25 rapid chargers, EV drivers can easily recharge their vehicles while enjoying the festive atmosphere.
  5. Cardiff Christmas Market: Cardiff's Christmas Market tied for fourth place with Winter Wonderland Nottingham. It offers six charging stations, including 11 rapid chargers, ensuring that EV drivers have access to convenient charging facilities.
  6. Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market: Stratford-upon-Avon's Victorian Christmas Market secured the fifth position, providing 21 charging stations, including 18 rapid chargers, within a five-mile radius.
  7. Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market: Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market tied with Bath Christmas Market, taking the sixth spot in the rankings. It offers 24 charging stations, making it a suitable choice for EV drivers.
  8. Bath Christmas Market: Bath Christmas Market shares the sixth position with Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market. It provides a delightful experience for visitors and offers 54 charging stations to cater to EV drivers' needs.
  9. Christmas at Blenheim Palace: Christmas at Blenheim Palace earned the seventh position with 20 charging stations available for EV drivers.

The New PEUGEOT E-3008 Listed as a Finalist for Car of the Year 2024

In addition to their research on Christmas markets, PEUGEOT has another reason to celebrate. The new PEUGEOT E-3008 has been selected as one of the final seven contenders for the prestigious European Car of the Year 2024 award. This marks the seventh time in the last ten years that a PEUGEOT model has reached the finals.

The PEUGEOT E-3008 represents a transformation of the popular 3008 model, offering an elevated level of design, driving pleasure, and class-leading electric performance. Equipped with the innovative STLA-Medium platform from Stellantis, the E-3008 combines the allure of a fastback SUV with efficient design and an impressive all-electric range of up to 435 miles.

The Car of the Year award holds significant recognition in the automotive industry, and the winner of the 2024 edition will be announced on February 26th in Geneva, Switzerland. PEUGEOT's consistent presence as a finalist reflects their commitment to delivering exceptional vehicles that meet the evolving needs of drivers.

PEUGEOT's success in reaching the finals of the European Car of the Year 2024 award with the new PEUGEOT E-3008 showcases their dedication to innovation and excellence in the automotive industry. Whether exploring Christmas markets or considering a new electric vehicle, PEUGEOT continues to provide compelling options for drivers across the UK.