Looking for a new adventure but conscious to respect the environment? Then you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up five spectacular, electric car-friendly routes through Europe for you to enjoy. Make sure you have car insurance and European breakdown cover when travelling.

Each route starts in a city offering electric car hire and the itineraries include fun things to do and see while your car is parked at a local charge point. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

Tour of the South

This route takes in some of the best sights the South of England has to offer. Beginning on the coast and ending in the historic city of Bath, it’s the perfect first adventure for you and your electric car!

While your car is charging, we suggest you enjoy the local food, landscapes, and eco-friendly attractions on offer in the cities along the itinerary, such as Brighton’s famous vegetarian shoe shop or the delicious seasonal menu at Quay FIFTEEN in Southampton. 

UK road trip for an electric car

The Culture Trip

On this trip, you’ll visit some of Germany’s most charming old towns, soaking up traditional German culture while enjoying great food and amazing sights.

Along the route, you’ll need to stop and charge your EV, so park up, plug in and enjoy the fascinating cultural attractions that this part of Germany has to offer – from the Munich puppet theatre to the traditional food market in Frankfurt. 

Munich to Frankfurt electric car map

Tuscany Tour

Follow this classic route in the Chianti region through vineyards and hill towns, whilst drinking in the breath-taking views and sampling the local delicacies.

Italy is famous for its food, but there’s so much more to this beautiful country, we suggest a visit to the Medici Fortress in the park lands of Arezzo, or a step back in time in the Historic Centre of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage site of outstanding universal value.

Tuscany tour


Explore the Spanish architecture and medieval culture while devouring delicious tapas with a glass of the finest Spanish wine.

Plug in your EV and then let your hair down at the Alcazar Rapunzel towers in Segovia on this Spanish adventure. In Valladolid, you can explore the Christopher Columbus Museum and in Soria, you can follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar.

Madrid to Soria roadtrip map

La Route Napoleon

Follow the route taken by Napoleon in his 1815 escape from Elba to Grenoble. This route will lead you through the spectacular landscapes of Provence, giving plenty of opportunity to take in the fantastic scenery while enjoying eco-friendly activities along the way.

We recommend a visit to the relaxing thermal spa at Digne-les-Bains or a trip to the International Perfume Museum, the only museum of its kind in the world – now that’s not something to be sniffed at! Or maybe it is! 

La route napoleon road trip

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