EV chargepoint grant
The EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK.
Find out more about the EV chargepoint grant on GOV.UK
Workplace Charging Scheme
Employers can claim 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £500 for each socket, up to a maximum of 20 across all sites for each applicant.
Find out more about the Workplace Charging Scheme on GOV.UK
Chargepoints in Plymouth
You can charge your electric vehicle at pay as you go chargepoints in Plymouth. The chargepoints are either 7kw or 22kw mode three twin head chargepoints using type two connectors (not provided) and were funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. Most vehicles will be fully charged in three to five hours.
To use a chargepoint you need to follow the instructions at the SWARCO website. The SWARCO chargepoints cost 46 pence per kWh.
- Alexandra Road (Crownhill car park), available 24 hours, first 3 hours free parking (22kWh)
- Elphinstone car park, available 24 hours, cost for parking (7kWh)
- Plymstock Broadway car park, available 24 hours, cost for parking free parking overnight (22kWh).
- Plympton Mudge Way car park, available 24 hours, free parking (22kWh).
To use a chargepoint you need to register your details with Pod Point. You can register or download the app from the Pod Point website or phone 020 7247 4114.
Check locations and availability of chargepoints in the app or on the Pod Point website.
The Pod Point chargepoints cost 46 pence per kWh - which is payable until you unplug your vehicle even after it's fully charged.
- City College Plymouth - 6am to 11pm, free parking (7kw) - Contact City College Plymouth for any enquiries
- Coypool park and ride - 6.30am to 7.30pm, free parking (7kw)
- Duke Street car park - 24 hours, free parking (7kw)
- Milehouse park and ride - 24 hours, free parking (7kw)
- Mutley Plain car park - 24 hours, cost for parking 8am to 6pm, free parking overnight (7kw)
- Plymouth Coach Station and Mayflower Street West car park - (7kw)
- Plymouth Life Centre - 24 hours, free parking (7kw) Regent Street car park, available 6am to midnight, cost for parking (7kw)
- The George park and ride- 24 hours, free parking (7kw)
- Theatre Royal car park- 6am to midnight, cost for parking (7kw)
- Western Approach car park- 6am to midnight, cost for parking (22kw)
As part of the Connect Plymouth initiative, Plymouth will have over 300 charging bays across 50 different locations. These include rapid (50kW) and ultra-rapid (100kW) charge points provided by Wenea.
For more information and to find your nearest charge point visit the Connect Plymouth website.
To use a chargepoint you need to follow the instructions at the Connected Kerb website. The Connected Kerb chargepoints cost 35 pence per kWh.
- North Hill car park - available 24 hours, parking charges apply (7kW)
- West Park car park - available 24 hours, 3 hours free parking, no return within 2 hours (7kW)
- St Johns Road car park - available 24 hours, (7kW).
Other chargepoints in the city
There are also chargepoints available at the following Plymouth Community Healthcare/Livewell and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust sites:
- Cumberland Centre, available 24 hours, free parking (7kw)
- Mount Gould Hospital, available 24 hours, free parking (22kw)
- Thornberry Centre, available 24 hours, free parking (7kw)
- Derriford Hospital Bircham Park car park (level 3), available 24 hours, cost for parking (7kw).
These are PAYG with the fee set by the individual landowner.
The £3 million project aims to trial innovative pop-up Electric Vehicle chargers that are built into the ground and only rise up when in use, providing a safe, discreet, attractive and low-cost charging solution for electric vehicle drivers who don’t have access to off-street parking. The UEOne chargepoints are designed for convenient kerbside parking for use by residents, visitors and commuters.
Full details are available on our Clean Streets page.