MDL Marinas, Europe’s largest marina operator, has become an official Tesla Destination Charging location and the first UK marina operator to offer electric vehicle charging points for this prestigious range of Tesla sports cars.

Tesla charging points at MDL Marinas

Tesla charging points at MDL Marinas

The new units have been installed alongside universal electric charging points at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton, Cobb’s Quay Marina in Poole, Queen Anne’s Battery in Plymouth and at Hamble Point Marina, with a view to installing even more at its portfolio of 19 UK marinas over the coming months.

It marks a new trend of marinas providing services for the growing market for electric cars.

In April, Deacons Marina completed the installation of three universal electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its site near Bursledon on the Hamble.

MDL Marinas, which was the first operator to launch WiFi in 2004, is proud to be the first to install the Tesla electric charging points alongside the universal electric charging points already in place at the marinas.

Adrien Burnard, head of marketing at MDL Marinas, said: ‘We are always striving to find new ways to add value to our customer experience and recognise the increased demand for electric vehicles and charging points.

‘Many of our customers spend a lot of their pleasure time with us and so we wanted to ensure we made this time as convenient as possible by installing the charging points for them.

‘We are very pleased to provide this service for Tesla owners as well as other EV owners. It’s a fantastic brand and a number of our customers have models from the range.

‘However, we recognise the growing market for electric cars and the diverse range of models that are available and so have also installed Universal charging units to ensure we are offering choice and catering for our customers’ needs.’

Firefighters tackle the fire at Deacons Boatyeard. Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire at Deacons boatyard

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze which damaged a chandlery building at a Bursledon boatyard last night.