Free EV parking permit for Isle of Wight residents

Free EV parking permit for Isle of Wight residents


The Isle of Wight is offering a free 12-month parking permit for residents who buy a pure-electric vehicle.

Designed to promote the uptake of EVs on the island, the permit can be applied for anyone running a new pure-electric car. It lasts 12 months from the date of issue, and can be applied for up until the end of March 2020.

The All Island Car Park Permit already exists, but is being offered for free to those that run an EV registered for the first time to an address on the island.

One free permit is allowed per vehicle, though owners can apply for a supplementary permit for a cost of £137.50. The offer is available to private individuals, and not designed for commercial use.

Councillor John Hobart, Cabinet member for heritage and environment, said: “Pure electric cars and vans do not pump out harmful emissions into the air we breathe.

“As well as reducing emissions and improving air quality, owners also enjoy minuscule running costs with the cost of recharging significantly less than the price of a tank of petrol or diesel.

“Our new All Island Electric Vehicle Permit supports our sustainable transport objectives by providing a local incentive to stimulate the purchase of electric vehicles by Islanders.”

Find out more information and apply here. There are currently charge points at council car parks in Cowes, Freshwater, Ryde, and Sandown, plus a number of other locations across the island. Find them on Zap-Map by clicking the button below.