A study has revealed that the M40 Service Station has been named the UK’s second best in terms of being family-friendly.

Conducted by the electric vehicle leasing company DriveElectric, researchers looked at the number of playgrounds and restaurants at each service station in the country to determine the stations motorists should avoid when heading to their Christmas destinations. 

The Beaconsfield-based stop-off point was given a score of 9.95 out of 10, with this being based on the number of restaurants and petrol stations, along with its accessibility and activities for children.

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The South Buckinghamshire hotspot just missed out on top spot, with Leeds Skelton Lane securing a perfect score of 10/10.

The study also found that: 

  • The cheapest station for electric vehicle charging is Scotch Corner, at just £0.50/kWh.
  • The average cost of charging across all the service stations in our study is £0.62/kWh, making it around 12p cheaper per kWh on average to use the chargers at Scotch Corner services
  • The most expensive service station for electric vehicle charging is Sarn Park, at £0.76/kWh
  • The service stations with the most shops are Tebay and Gloucester, which have 6 shops each

For more information on the study, go to www.drive-electric.co.uk/press/which-service-stations-are-the-best-for-electric-vehicles.