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Electric Vehicles

We have started a programme to install EV chargers (EVCPs) throughout the borough. Residents and visitors can expect more places to charge electric vehicles as part of plans to accelerate the transition to cleaner modes of transportation.

We were successful in obtaining funding to install new EVCPs in some of our car parks. The installation begun on 30/05/22 in the Edinburgh Rd Car Park with 6 x 7kW charge points across 12 bays, on the 2nd floor.

This proposal will improve service by increasing access to charging facilities for the anticipated increase in electric vehicle users in the coming years. This will encourage the use of electric vehicles while reducing the environmental impact of vehicle emissions.

Therefore to summarise intended outcomes:

  • make the use of electric vehicles in Ashford easier and more practical with more charging points available
  • increase electric vehicle ownership in Ashford
  • reduce carbon emissions to help address the climate emergency
  • improve air quality - linked to public health benefits
  • address national and local expectations regarding electric vehicle ownership

We are aware that some of our existing public electric vehicle (EV) chargers are not working, some are faulty and others have been damaged.

To find alternative public EV chargers go to: www.zap-map.com

Account set-up

For our existing public EV charge points drivers need to register with ChargeYourCar and get a valid access tag and cable.

For our new residential EV Charge points, please follow the instructions given in the EVCPs signage.

Whilst using Electric charging bays to charge your vehicle, you will need to pay for parking during the parking charge period. 

Socket type

Our charging points have two types of socket:

  • Type 2
  • Fast Charger 7kW


Ashford Car Park Locations and Number of Electrical Vehicle Charging Points

Location Postcode No. of charging points
Civic Centre and Stour Centre Car Park TN23 1PL 2
Edinburgh Road Car Park TN24 8LG 12
Elwick Place Car Park TN23 1DY 4
Julie Rose Stadium Car Park TN24 9QX 2
Vicarage Lane Car Park TN23 1NJ 2


Tenterden Car Park Locations and Number of Electric Vehicle Charging Points 

Location Postcode No. of charging points
Station Road Car Park TN30 6HN 2
Tenterden Leisure Centre Car Park TN30 6RA 2

Are bays available?

Check the ChargeYourCar website for real-time updates.


  • ChargeYourCar makes a charge of £1 per session.
  • No charge is made for use of electricity.
  • Standard parking fees do apply in Pay and Display car parks. Please refer to the tariff notice boards or ticket machines to see charges.

Report a problem

It is best to contact the supplier directly

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Grants for electric vehicles and charging points

We are supporting the government to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

Electric vehicle grants

The government offers grants for people buying electric vehicles. You don't need to do anything to get this grant. The value of the grant will be included in the vehicle’s price. Find out more about grants for electric vehicles on GOV.UK.

Charging point grants

You can get up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charging points at your home. Read more about the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

Businesses, charities and public sector organisation can apply for the Workplace Charging Scheme.

Find out more about electric vehicles

You can read more about funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.