Electric vehicle charge points

On-street charge points

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

As of 24th June we've been informed by the Charge Point Operator that the sites at Milligan Road and Adelaide Grove are working normally, the site at Wykeham Road is working intermittently and there are ongoing issues with the chargers at Seaview Road and Trinity Road. We're working with the operator to get all sites operating normally as soon as possible.

We have also 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 the Electric Car Charging Solutions | Mer Connect APP UK.

The charge point, Alfen Twin, is capable of charging two cars at the same time. Some of the charge points are Standard 7kW and some are Fast 22kW.

LED lights show whether the charge point is:

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

Allocated parking spaces and restrictions

We will only be allocating one dedicated parking space per charge point. This will be reviewed if a second dedicated parking bay is required. If you feel another parking bay is required now, please contact parking.services@iow.gov.uk.

The parking restrictions are that the parking bays will be 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).

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.

To find other locations to charge an electric vehicle go to the NCR - National Chargepoint Registry (dft.gov.uk) (NCR) or  Charging points and electric vehicles UK 2022 - Zap Map (zap-map.com).

To make a request for a charge point on your street, please contact ecdev@iow.gov.uk.