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Electric Vehicles

We are aware that some 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

We have begun a programme to replace and install EV chargers across the borough over the next year. Residents can expect more places to charge electric vehicles as part of plans to accelerate a switch to cleaner modes of transport. 

The first phase of the project will see more EV chargers installed in our main car parks. We recently applied for a grant from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to support our installation of new EV chargers, which was successful. We will soon be adding additional charging points through a partnership with an external provider.

Account set-up

Drivers need to register with ChargeYourCar and get a valid access tag and cable. Electric charging bays can be used for parking, as well as charging your vehicle. 

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
Vicarage Lane Car Park TN23 1NJ 2
Elwick Place Car Park TN23 1DY 4
Julie Rose Stadium Car Park TN24 9QX 2


Tenterden Car Park Locations and Number of Electric Vehicle Charging Points 

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

You can also contact us:

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.