We have installed electric vehicle charging points in our main town centre car parks. This work included the installation of new underground power cables that will allow extra charging points to be added where required. Locations Our electric vehicle (EV) charging points are located at: Hollyhedge Road car park, Cobham Churchfield Road car park, Weybridge Civic Centre car park, Esher Drewitts Court car park, Walton-on-Thames Claygate Centre for the Community (Elm Road, Claygate, KT10 0EH) Cobham Centre for the Community (Oakdene Road, Cobham, KT11 2LY) Community Transport, (River Mole Business Park, Mill Road, Esher, KT10 8BJ) Hersham Centre for the Community (7 Queens Road, Hersham, KT12 5LU) Molesey Centre for the Community (Bishops Fox Way, West Molesey, KT8 2AS) Walton Centre for the Community (Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PB) Molesey Centre for the Community’s EV chargers are only available for employees and public use during Centre opening hours, as the car park is closed when the Centre is not in use. Four fast 11-22kW electric vehicle charging points are available at each of the locations. Each twin charger provides a maximum 22kW to one vehicle, or 11kW to 2 vehicles when both sockets are in use. Fees The chargers operate on the Mer network with a tariff of 30p per kWh. Parking charges apply during operational hours (8am-7pm, Monday to Saturday). Use the Mer phone app to charge your vehicle on a ‘pay as you go’ basis or become a registered user with access to features such as monthly billing and your charging history. Visit Mer: How EV charging with MER works for details. Future projects We are working with Joju Solar to install chargers at the remaining location in the current programme, Drewitts Court car park, Walton-on-Thames (due summer 2023). The move away from petrol and diesel towards electric-powered vehicles helps to reduce carbon emissions and improve our local air quality. Expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is complex and involves stakeholders such as private businesses, distribution network operators and local authorities. While we are installing EV charging points in key locations, we will also be working with partners such as Surrey County Council (SCC) to help expand the network where appropriate. To find out more see: Surrey County Council: Electric vehicles and on-street chargepoint roll out. Our Carbon Management and Reduction Plan supports the installation of EV charging points and our Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides detailed guidance on EV charging: Document Carbon Management and Reduction Plan 2030 (PDF, 524.12KB) Document Parking SPD (PDF, 1.1MB) To find out the steps we are taking to become carbon neutral and tackle climate change see Sustainable Elmbridge. Other charging points Zap-map provides details of other public charging points in the Elmbridge area and throughout the UK.