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Electric Vehicle Charging Within the Borough

Electric Vehicle Charge point signElectric charging bays have been placed in various locations across the borough, and are being brought into active use over time.

Kent County Council have led the installation programme and have been coordinating this process. Ashford Borough Council have provided the bays for the locations of the charging points.

First steps

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers do not have to register with the council directly to use the charging bays. Instead, anyone who is a member of the Charge Your Car Scheme and holds a valid access tag and cable, can use our charging points in accordance with the local parking controls.

Socket type

Type 2.

ELV bays imageLocations

Electric charging points (two at each site) can be found in the following locations:

In Ashford

  • Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park, Ashford TN23 1PL
  • Vicarage Lane car park, Ashford TN23 1NJ
  • Julie Rose Stadium, Willesborough Road, Ashford TN24 9QX

In Tenterden

  • Tenterden Leisure Centre car park TN30 6RA
  • Station Road car park, Tenterden TN30 6HN

Maps of available bays, including those within Ashford Borough Council car parks, can be found on the Charge Your Car website.

Sites coming soon

Please check back for when additional charging point locations will be added.

Charges

No charge is made by the council for electricity used at electric vehicle charging points. Charge Your Car makes a charge of £1 per session.

Please note that standard parking fees are applicable for the charging points in council controlled public car parks. If using the charging point in a location (such as a car park) during chargeable hours you would be required to purchase either a valid Pay and Display ticket or pay for a parking session using the cashless service, Parkmobile.

Set up an account with Parkmobile.

Please refer to the tariff notice boards in the car park to determine whether charges are due.

Time or usage restrictions

All electric vehicle charging bays will be for EV recharging only, at all times and where parking charges are in place then these will also apply.

For an electric vehicle to benefit from the use of the bay, the vehicle will need to be plugged into the charging point and seen to be charging. Electric charging bays are not only to be used for parking, save that they are also being used to charge your vehicle.

Report a problem

Each charging unit has printed information relating to the reporting of a fault. The provider (Charge Your Car) requests that you contact them direct. We would also ask that if you find a charging point is broken or damaged, you can report the problem to the council instead or in addition to the provider (we can inform the provider if you have not).

When reporting a problem, please consider providing a photograph of the damage (if external). Any information can help reduce the period in which the point is out of order.

You can contact us by email engineering@ashford.gov.uk, or call 01233 331111.

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