Plymouth Council ready for stage two of EV charging initiative

Plymouth Council ready for stage two of EV charging initiative


Plymouth County Council has completed the first phase of it electric car charging initiative, installing 20 charging points across 7 different locations.

Charge points have been introduced to 3 city centre car parks, 3 park-and-ride sites and at a Plymouth City College.

This progress was made possible after a successful bid to the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to receive £142,500 of government funding.

The charging points are the first in a two-phase project. Further public charging points are to be installed before the end of March 2015 at the Cumberland Centre, Derriford Hospital, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth Life Centre and the Thornberry Centre.

Drivers can use a ‘pay as you go’ system with a smartphone at or get a pre-paid access card by visiting

Councillor Mark Coker said: “We’re very pleased to be working with partners to promote electric car use in Plymouth and taking this important first step towards setting up a citywide network of charging points.

“We hope that as more of these points are installed around Plymouth and the wider region more people will see the electric car as a viable alternative.”

Plymouth CC, The Herald