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As a newbie to long distance travel, are Charge Points signposted when you enter a Motorway Service Area or is it a case of driving around the car park and keeping your eyes open?
 

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Yes, sometimes.

Better of using an app like Plugshare where you can get the exact location and send it Google/Apple maps.
 

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As a newbie to long distance travel, are Charge Points signposted when you enter a Motorway Service Area or is it a case of driving around the car park and keeping your eyes open?
As a "rule of thumb", most will be on the parking row nearest to the building. At Rugby (M6 J1) they're the furthest row from there.
 

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I saw a picture of a charge point recently (end of a row of several, I think) and it had a big canopy over it. It's been said many times before that a canopy would be useful while you do battle with apps, QR codes, touch screens etc. when it's raining, but a suitably marked canopy would also make it dead easy to find the EV chargers in an MSA car park, just as it is with petrol stations. Another possible advantage of canopies is a psychological one: a covered charging space might be less likely to get ICEd because it's much more obviously not just another parking space.
 
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