Isle of Wight Council

Electric vehicle charge points

Off-street charge points

There are two Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) located in our car parks.

 Location  Type
 Cross Street, Cowes  Standard - 7kW
 Moa Place, Freshwater  Standard - 7kW

The charge points in Chapel Street Car Park, Newport and St. John’s Road Car Park, Sandown are currently disconnected and the chargepoint in Quay Road Car Park, Ryde is out of service and parts are not available for repair

The EVCPs are operated by Engie through their GeniePoint network. Payment can be made through the GeniePoint App (which can be downloaded from the Apple and Google Stores) or an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) card which can be obtained from GeniePoint. Please see either the GeniePoint app or website for details of current tariff, connection fee and overstay charge.

For a limited period, we are allowing free parking in our car parks for vehicles that are using the charging point.

Working with Joju, the following chargepoints will be installed in our car parks during summer 2022.

Town Site Details Sockets
Newport Chapel Street 2 x rapid 50kw chargers 4
Newport Seaclose Park 1 x fast 22kw charger 2
Ryde Quay Road 1 x rapid 50kw charger and 1 x fast 22kw charger 4
Ryde St. Thomas Street (upper) 25kw DC wallbox and 1 x fast 22kw charger 3
Sandown St. John's Road 1 x rapid 50kw charger and 1 x fast 22kw charger 4
Cowes Cross Street 1 x rapid 50kw charger and 1 x fast 22kw charger 4
Ventnor Central Car Park 25kw DC wallbox and 1 x fast 22kw charger 3
Freshwater Moa Place 1 x fast 22kw charger 2

These will replace the chargepoints operated by GeniePoint and will be accessible through the MerConnect app.

Other public charge points are located around the Island, please see either the National Charge Point Registry or Zap Map for further details.

Standard Chargers

The EVCPs in Cowes and Freshwater are 'Standard' chargers. They have an output of approximately 7kW and are all fitted with Type II sockets.