Electric Car Charging Outer Hebrides

Driving your EV on the Isle of Harris

Paul Honeywell

Paul Honeywell

Published 29 June 2022

electric car charging outer hebrides

Where can I charge my EV on the Isle of Harris?

Just as petrol stations are more sparse on the Isle of Harris and the Outer Hebrides in general, so are electric vehicle charge points. You do need to plan your EV journey to take account of this. But as an EV driver, you will be used to planning ahead, and with Scotland being EV-friendly you should have an excellent experience.

You will probably be coming to Harris via CalMac’s ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert on Harris, so it is good to know that there is a 43kw rapid charger at Uig near to the ferry terminal and the same on the other side in Tarbert.

Driving around Harris you will find charge points in Leverburgh at the pier and at Talla na Mara in Nisabost. These are 22kw so it’s a good idea to plan lunch at Talla na Mara while your EV charges away! The 43kw charger in Tarbert is handy while you shop.

Further North, on Lewis (which is connected to Harris) there are many charge points including in Stornoway while you shop and even right at the tip of the islands at Ness. The ChargePlace website provides a map and live availability.

Isle of Harris EV Charge Point near Oran Na Mara

Harris - Talla Na Mara (3 miles)

2 Connectors (22 kW) (Type 2)

West Harris Trust, Talla Na Mara, Isle of Harris Isle of Harris
Talla Na Mara

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Harris - Leverburgh Ferry Terminal (6 miles)

2 Connectors (22 kW) (Type 2)

Leverburgh Ferry Terminal, Leverburgh Isle Of Harris
Leverburgh Ferry Terminal

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Harris - Tarbert Ferry Terminal (15 miles)

3 Connectors (44 kW) (Type 2, CCS, CHAdeMO)

Tarbert Ferry Terminal
Pier Road

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Harris - Council Offices Tarbert (15 miles)

2 Connectors (22 kW) (Type 2)

Council Offices Harris
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Council Offices

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Harris - Tarbert North Harris Medical Practice (15 miles)

2 Connectors (22 kW) (Type 2)

North Harris Medical Practice

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How practical is it to bring your EV to Harris? 

Find out more about Electric Car Charging in the Outer Hebrides

For your journey across Scotland, the ChargePlace system has grown to over 2,000 charging points.

As you travel to the Outer Hebrides, you can take advantage of this network if you apply for a ChargePlace card in advance.

If you are a UK resident, many of the ChargePlace points are free to use, making Scotland one of the most advanced countries in the world to drive your EV.

Check out the Chargeplace Scotland website here.

Isle of Harris EV Charge Points

Can I charge my EV at Oran Na Mara?

At the moment – unfortunately not.

In common with almost all self catering houses, Oran na Mara cannot offer EV charging yet, even with a granny cable.

Our electric system and insurance does not facilitate this. We are planning to upgrade our system and install a charger for your future trips, and will update our information when this is available.

Charge Points at the Ferry Ports

Distances on the Outer Hebrides

(all distances are one way)

  • Stornoway – Oran Na Mara – 51 Miles, 1 hr 16 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Callanish Standing Stones – 54 Miles, 1 hr 20 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Tarbert – 15 Miles, 26 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Ness – 75 Miles, 1 hr 48 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Luskentyre Beach – 10 Miles, 21 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Rodel Church – 8 Miles, 15 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Stockinish (Golden Road) – Circle Drive – 33 Miles, 1 hr 17 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Isle of Scalpay – 22 Miles, 46 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Hushinish – 31 Miles, 1 hr 7 min
  • Oran Na Mara – Mangersta (Isle of Lewis) – 75 Miles, 1 hr 53 min

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Isle of Lewis EV Charge Points