Energy Initiatives

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Fast Charging Point

Are you interested in owning an electric vehicle but don't have off street parking? Please complete our short On Street Electric Charge Points in residential areas survey.

There are now 5 Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) located in council car parks. The locations are:

  1. Newport - Chapel Street Car Park.
  2. Ryde - Quay Road Car Park.
  3. Cowes - Cross Street Car Park.
  4. Sandown - St. John's Road Car Park.
  5. Freshwater - Moa Place Car Park.

Map of the Charging Point locations.

The EVCPs in Ryde, Cowes, Sandown and Freshwater are 'fast' chargers which typically take between two and three hours to administer a full vehicle charge. They have an output of approximately 7 kW and are all fitted with Type II sockets.  The cost for using a ‘fast’ charger is £4 for up to four hours and vehicles can park for free during the charging period.

The EVCP in Newport is a 'rapid' charger. This is the fastest available and can sufficiently charge a vehicle in twenty to thirty minutes, costing on average £6 per charge. The rapid charger has an output of 43 kW AC or 50 kW DC and the plugs available are:

  • AC - Type II; DC - Chademo (usually for Asian vehicles) and CCS (usually for European vehicles).

The EVCPs are operated by SSE. A payment card is required and this can be obtained from

For a limited period the council is allowing free parking in its car parks for vehicles that are using the charging point.

A 'fast' charging point is also installed at Ventnor Botanic Garden's car park, with free parking also available to motorists who visit the gardens while their vehicles are charging.