The Recharge in Nature Project
in partnership with National Parks UK
BMW Partner with National Parks UK to improve EV access and boost nature restoration.
Lloyd BMW are delighted to be working together with BMW UK and National Parks UK in a powerful three-year partnership - The Reharge in Nature Project announced in October 2022. The project will help to make the Lake District National Park even more accessible for electric cars, and will also support nature restoration, biodiversity, sustainability and well-being projects across the park. Our shared aim and commitment is to enhance the electric car charging network and support vital nature restoration, biodiversity, sustainable tourism and wellbeing initiatives across the National Park, so we can help these extraordinary landscapes to thrive for generations to come.
The UK’s 15 National Parks are visited over 100 million times each year and 90 per cent of these visits are made by car. With the exponential growth of demand for electric cars, which already account for 14 percent of new car sales in the UK, pressure on the limited recharging networks in the National Parks is growing. BMW’s Recharge in Nature project will enhance this network with the installation of Pod Point recharging posts at key locations across the 15 UK National Parks, helping to enable access to these beauty spots for the lowest emitting and quietest vehicles.
The Lake District National Park
The Lake District National Park was the first location, of the installation of recharging posts. It was chosen because it is the most visited of all the National Parks and because the enhanced recharging network has the potential to support local communities as well as to increase travel choices for tourists.
Over the next three years, BMW UK will also work with National Parks UK to support locally delivered initiatives, focussed on enabling more sustainable tourism, nature restoration, biodiversity and wellbeing through the Recharge in Nature Fund. These supported projects will enable the National Parks to promote more sustainable UK tourism, enhance wellbeing and to restore nature and biodiversity, helping the National Parks to progress faster and with greater impact in these priority areas.