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Electric Campervan Hire in Scotland

Essential Tips for First-Timers

Scotland’s breathtaking landscapes, from the rolling hills of the Highlands to the serene lochs and rugged coastlines, are best explored at your own pace. What better way to do so than in an electric campervan? Not only does it allow you the freedom to roam, but it also aligns with the eco-friendly travel ethos that’s becoming increasingly important in today’s world. In this guide, we’ll share essential tips for first-timers looking to embark on an electric campervan adventure in Scotland.

Why Choose an Electric Campervan for Your Scotland Adventure?

Man on top a mountain in Glencoe.

Electric campervans offer a unique blend of adventure and sustainability. They are quieter, have lower carbon emissions, and, in the long run, are more cost-effective due to lower fuel costs. By choosing an electric campervan, you’re not just embarking on an adventure; you’re also contributing to the preservation of Scotland’s natural beauty.

Picking the Perfect Electric Campervan

Choosing the right electric campervan involves considering the size, range, and amenities you’ll need. Think about the length of your trip, the destinations you plan to visit, and the level of comfort you desire. For those planning to explore remote areas, ensure the campervan’s battery range is sufficient to get you from one charging point to the next.

Planning Your Route: Electric Charging Points in Scotland

Scotland is well-equipped with electric vehicle charging points, but planning is key to a smooth journey. Use apps like Zap-Map or ChargePlace Scotland to locate charging stations along your route. Planning your stops for charging can also lead you to discover unexpected gems across the Scottish landscape.

Must-Visit Destinations with Your Electric Campervan

Scotland is full of must-visit destinations for every type of traveler. Whether you’re drawn to the historic allure of Edinburgh, the mysterious beauty of Loch Ness, or the untouched wilderness of the Isle of Skye, your electric campervan can take you there. Mix popular spots with hidden locales for a truly unique experience.

Tips for First-Time Electric Campervan Renters in Scotland

Familiarize yourself with the rental agreement and make sure you understand the vehicle’s features and how to manage its battery life effectively. Practice driving the campervan in a safe area if you’re new to electric vehicles or driving in Scotland. And most importantly, pack wisely to make the most of the space in your van.

Making the Most of Your Electric Campervan Hire

To ensure an eco-friendly journey, follow Leave No Trace principles, use eco-friendly products, and be mindful of your energy consumption. Maximizing battery life means driving efficiently and planning your charging stops well.

Staying Safe and Legal: What You Need to Know

Understanding Scotland’s road rules, especially those relating to campervans and electric vehicles, is crucial. Ensure you have the necessary insurance and breakdown cover, and be prepared for Scotland’s variable weather by packing appropriate gear.

Conclusion

Exploring Scotland in an electric campervan offers a unique and sustainable way to witness the country’s stunning landscapes and rich history. With the right preparation and respect for the environment, your adventure will be nothing short of unforgettable.

The Lomond camped on the shores of Loch Ness

Ready to embark on your eco-friendly adventure through Scotland? Book your electric campervan with us today and discover the freedom and beauty of Scotland in a way that aligns with your values. Adventure awaits!

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Document Criteria
The Following Documents Are Required From Each Driver:
  • A clear copy of the front and back of a valid UK/EU driving license* – Photocard and counterpart (if applicable). Must have held a driving licence for at least two (2) years.
  • UK Mainland driving licence holders will need a DVLA online Licence Check code provided at most 21 days before hire.
  • Non-UK driving licence holders will need additional photographic identification (passport, identity card, etc.)
*Other licences may be allowed but please contact us before booking to confirm.
Acceptable ID
Two forms of identification showing your current home address dated within 90 days of your hire pickup date and matching the address on your driving licence.
Acceptable forms of identification:
  • Council Tax bill/statement
  • TV/internet/landline telephone bill (including Sky/Virgin/BT etc.)
  • Bank statement
  • Credit Card statement
  • Mortgage statement
  All uploaded original documents must be presented at pickup as required by our insurance provider.

Hire Requirements

Driver Criteria
The Following Criteria For All Drivers To Hire From Us:
    1. Held a full UK/EU Driving License for more than two full years*
    2. Aged between 25 and 75 years old at the date of pick up
    3. Have six (6) or fewer penalty points
    4. £1,000 pre-authorisation held on a credit/debit card in the name of the main driver
    5. Provide two (2) forms of ID showing the driver’s home address dated no more than 90 days before pickup

•Other licences may be allowed but please contact us before booking to confirm.

We’re unable to offer hire of our vehicles to anyone who has had their insurance declined and/or renewal refused and/or special insurance terms imposed as a result of claims experience and/or have had their insurance or cover cancelled by any Motor Insurer.

Further, we’re unable to offer the hire to any potential driver who has been involved in more than one accident while driving during the past three years, any persons engaged wholly or partly in professional entertainment, professional sports persons, jockeys and persons connected with racing, the gaming industry or the press of any sort.

We, therefore, reserve the right to refuse your pick up of any EV Camper Company Ltd vehicle if you fail to meet any of the conditions set out in our Hire Agreement, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. In any circumstances where we believe you to be unfit to drive the vehicle or fail to meet our requirements, the hire will be terminated with immediate effect, and you will lose the total cost of hire. We will not be held liable for any additional charges you may incur as a result of the termination if the termination results from your actions or omissions of the agreements set out.

Full details can be found in our Hire Agreement.

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Accommodation Features
  • Fridge (50L)
  • 5.3 Meters long
  • Portable induction hob
  • Integrated water tanks
  • Water heating
  • Automatic cabin climate control (heat & cool)
  • Composting toilet
  • Automatic camping control panel
  • Ambient mood lighting
  • Leisure battery management with solar
  • Unlimited onboard Wi-Fi
  • 2 double beds with sleeping bags & pillows
  • Kitchen kit
  • Cleaning kit
  • Toiletry kit
Vehicle Features
  • Automatic gearbox
  • Active safety braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • 7″ Touchscreen & 3D navigation
  • Automatic smart beam headlights & wipers
  • Hill start assist
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Automatic folding & heated door mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors & 180 vision
  • Apple Carplay & Android Auto (cable required)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Spare wheel, jack and safety kit
  • 11kW Triphase onboard charger
  • Mode 3 Type 2 charging cable
  • Campsite electric hook-up cable
  • Charging network RFID cards
  • 24/7 Assistance & RAC breakdown

More Features

The Lomond
Accommodation Features
  • Top Loading Fridge
  • 5.3 Meters long
  • Portable induction hob
  • Integrated water tank
  • Automatic cabin climate control (heat & cool)
  • Waterless toilet
  • Mood Pad
  • Ambient mood lighting
  • Leisure battery management with solar
  • Unlimited onboard Wi-Fi
  • Lower folding bed
  • Poptop bed
  • Kitchen kit
  • Cleaning kit
  • Toilet kit
  • Amenities Pack for all Adventurers
Vehicle Features
  • Automatic gearbox
  • Active safety braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • 7″ Touchscreen & 3D navigation
  • Automatic smart beam headlights & wipers
  • Hill start assist
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Automatic folding & heated door mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors & 180 vision
  • Apple Carplay & Android Auto (cable required)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Spare wheel, jack and safety kit
  • 11kW Triphase onboard charger
  • Mode 3 Type 2 charging cable
  • Campsite electric hook-up cable
  • Charging network RFID cards
  • 24/7 Assistance & breakdown cover