Pod point charger at National Park Yorkshire

Yorkshire's National Parks launch new EV charge points

Nic Ryan

Following recent news that Pod Point charge points have been installed across locations in the Peak District National Park, 18 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers have been installed across Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks to support zero emission car journeys.

This enhancement of the EV charging network in Yorkshire is the next important milestone in the Recharge in Nature partnership, which will see charge points installed across all 15 of the UK’s National Parks by the end of 2025 during the three-year initiative.

The dual connector charge points are open for public use as well as for staff working at the site, 12 of which have been installed in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, at the Malham National Park Visitor Centre; the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes; and Grassington National Park Visitor Centre.

A further six Pod Point chargers can be found at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, and there are plans for an additional six chargers to be installed at Danby Lodge National Park Centre.

“The Yorkshire Dales National Park alone welcomed 5.1 million visitors in 2022. We’re so pleased that our partnership with BMW UK will support those who are travelling to Yorkshire’s National Parks in EVs, to do so with more confidence,” said Neil Heseltine, Chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and National Parks Partnerships’ Board Member.

“Part of our responsibility as National Parks is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of our Parks and this includes facilitating more sustainable journeys to Yorkshire’s National Parks.”


Pod point chargers National Park Yorkshire

Yorkshire Dales National Park charging bays


The Recharge in Nature partnership is also supporting community impact and nature restoration projects unique to the individual National Parks.

 “The UK’s EV infrastructure rollout is continuing at pace and we need to see this accelerate to reach at least 300,000 charge-points by 2030,” said Graham Biggs, Corporate Communications Director, BMW UK.

“It’s important that the distribution of these chargers is spread right across the UK and we need to ensure that our countryside is brought up to speed with the bigger cities. 

“Access to nature for everybody is so important and we’re pleased to be supporting the Recharge in Nature partnership to enable and encourage this through EV infrastructure, bus services and community engagement programmes.”


The BMW Group has set clear CO2 reduction targets across the lifecycle of every vehicle and is constantly seeking new ways to cut emissions. By 2030, the average CO2 emissions per vehicle will be at least halved from 2019 levels.


For more information about BMW Group UK and the Recharge in Nature partnership visit bmw.co.uk/nationalparks.