Man using electric vehicle charger

First Electric Vehicle Charging Points Go Live in council-run car parks in the Vale

The first of a series of 62 EV chargers which have been installed in council-run car parks across the Vale of White Horse district are now up and running.

The chargers – which have been installed as part of the county-wide Park and Charge scheme – are ready to use by EV owners in the council-run car park in Cattle Market, Abingdon.

Ten chargers are available now at Cattle Market, with the remaining 52 due to come online in the next few days at other council-run car parks: Portway in Wantage, Audlett Drive and West St Helens in Abingdon and Southampton Street in Faringdon.

The chargers will work from 7kW up to 22kW depending on the vehicle, time of day and the EV hub take-up.  You will also be able to reserve charging bays so EV drivers can be assured of being able to charge on arrival.

More information about the chargers can be found at www.parkandchargeoxfordshire.co.uk. 

Councillor Sally Povolotsky, Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “It’s great news that these are available to support those drivers who have already made the switch to electric while encouraging those that are thinking about making the move, to do so. The more people who feel they can make the change to cleaner and greener transport, the better for us all.”

 

The new chargers have been designed and produced by local Bicester-based company – EZ Charge – who will operate the chargers going forward. More details on how to use the chargers and the Park and Charge scheme is available on the park and charge website.

Under the Park and Charge scheme 62 EV chargers are also being installed in South Oxfordshire in council-run car parks in Henley, Wallingford and Thame. Park and Charge EV chargers are also available in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire. 

Source: Vale of White Horse Council website