Isle of Wight Council

Electric vehicle charge points

On-street charge points

Charge point located in Adelaide Grove, East Cowes

Service Update

The 5 fully installed charge points listed below are in working order.

 

We have installed on-street charge points in the following locations:

 Location  Sockets  Output  Parking cost
 Milligan Road, Ryde  2  22kW  Free on-street
 Seaview Road, Cowes  2  22kW  Free on-street
 Wykeham Road, Newport  2  22kW  Free on-street
 Adelaide Grove, East Cowes  2  22kW  Free on-street
 Trinity Road, Ventnor  2  7kW  Free on-street

 

Charge points available soon

We have installed chargepoints in the following locations. These have more complicated grid connections. This means that they will not be operational until the network operator can carry out the works. This can take up to six months so they may not be available until Autumn 2022.

Location  Sockets  Output  Parking cost
 Quay Street 1, Newport  2  22kW  TBC
 Quay Street 2, Newport  2  7kW  TBC
 Seafield Road, Seaview  2  22kW  Free on-street

All the on-street chargepoints will be operated by Joju/ Mer and will be available through How To Charge Your EV With Mer.

The charge point, Alfen Twin, is capable of charging two cars at the same time.

Some of the charge points are Standard 7kW, most are Fast 22kW.

LED lights show whether the charge point is:

  • available for use,
  • out of order,
  • currently charging a vehicle.

 

Allocated parking spaces

We will only be allocating one dedicated parking space per charge point initially. This will be reviewed regularly to see if a second dedicated parking bay is required.

If you feel another parking bay is required, please contact parking.services@iow.gov.uk.

Request a charge point

Make a request for a chargepoint on your street by completing the online Chargepoint Request form (arcgis.com).

Parking restrictions

The parking restrictions mean that the parking bays are restricted to ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Only’ at all times. The maximum stay of four hours will apply from 8am until 8pm with a no return period of four hours. A vehicle can stay in the bay from 8pm to 8am, allowing for an overnight charge. Failure to follow these restrictions may lead to a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

The exception is the dedicated EV charging bays on Quay Street. For non-permit holders parking in the bays is restricted to 2 hours, no return within 2 hours, between the hours of 8am to 6pm. Overnight parking is unrestricted. For Newport on-street resident permit holders, the bays are restricted to 4 hours, no return within 2 hours, between the hours of 8am to 6pm. Overnight parking is unrestricted.

Parking in an electric vehicle parking bay without charging a vehicle will be deemed a parking contravention and liable for a PCN. Parking in a bay past the time limit will also be liable for a PCN.

If the dedicated parking bay has been ICED. ICED means a regular petrol or diesel vehicle that doesn’t need electricity is parking in the space. Please report this to parking.services@iow.gov.uk.

Charge points not managed by the Council

Other public charge points are located around the Island. Please visit NCR - National Chargepoint Registry (dft.gov.uk) or  Charging points and electric vehicles UK 2022 - Zap Map (zap-map.com).