We are installing electric vehicle charging points in our main town centre car parks. The work includes the installation of new underground power cables that will allow extra charging points to be added where required.
In August 2022, we installed electric vehicle charging points in the next two car park locations in the current programme.
The full list of current locations offering electric vehicle charging points are:
- Hollyhedge Road car park, Cobham
- Churchfield Road car park, Weybridge
- Civic Centre car park, Esher
About the charging points
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 two vehicles when both sockets are in use.
Tariffs and how to pay
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.
We are working with Joju Solar to install chargers at the remaining location in the current programme which is:
- Drewitts Court car park, Walton on Thames (due 2022/23)
The move away from petrol and diesel towards electric-powered vehicles helps to reduce carbon emissions and improve our local air quality.
Expanding 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 outlined above, we will also be working with partners such as Surrey County Council (SCC) to help expand the network where appropriate. Find out more by visiting SCC’s webpages.
Our Carbon Management and Reduction Plan supports the installation of EV charging points. Our Parking SPD also provides detailed guidance on EV charging.
Read about steps we are taking to become carbon neutral and tackle climate change.
The Zap-map website and phone app provides details of other public charging points in the Elmbridge area and throughout the UK.