EV charging sites and EV car clubs in our car parks
Park and Charge has installed 62 Electric Vehicle charging points in five of our council car parks in Abingdon, Wantage and Faringdon.
This is part of a county-wide project to increase EV charging availability in the county and is run by Park and Charge Oxfordshire.
The scheme, as part of Oxfordshire Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy won an Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Award (an EVIE) for Public Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year 2022.
There are also EV car clubs which operate in two of our car parks in Abingdon and at council-run car parks across Oxfordshire. More on the EV car club scheme.
The charging points are available in Vale of the White Horse at the following car parks:
Abingdon – Audlett Drive car park – OX14 3GL – 16 charging points
Abingdon – Cattle Market car park – OX14 3JE – 10 charging points
Abingdon – West St Helen car park – OX14 5BS – 12 charging points
Faringdon – Southampton Street car park – SN7 7DX – 12 charging points
Wantage – Portway car park – OX12 9BU – 12 charging points
There are also more in South Oxfordshire
Henley-on-Thames – Greys Road car park – RG9 2AA – 12 charging points
Henley-on-Thames – Kings Road car park – RG9 2DQ – 14 charging points
Wallingford – Cattlemarket car park – OX10 0HF – 12 charging points
Wallingford – Goldsmith’s Lane – OX10 0DN – 12 charging points
Thame – Southern Road car park – OX9 2BX – 12 charging points
How does it work?
The charging sites are run by the Park and Charge project and more details on booking, costs and queries are available on their website. Please see below
The Park and Charge chargers are bookable overnight to guarantee certainty to the user; they can charge at different rates at different times of the day, depending on availability of electricity from the grid; and they will be self-checking and modular which will mean faults can be fixed a lot quicker and the chargers will have a much higher ‘uptime’ than many current models; they are designed for user-friendliness and will have a large LCD screen to guide people through how to use them.
The scheme uses car park-based electric vehicle charging hubs as a way of solving the problem of residential charging where off-street parking is not available.