Electric vehicle charging
Three double electric vehicle charging points have been installed in East Car Park.
Each charging point has two different sockets; side A is a 7KW Mennekes socket and side B is a 3KW domestic socket.
Six car parking spaces have been allocated to these charging points.
Four of these spaces are reserved for electric vehicle permit/ticket holders until 10:30am Monday to Friday, after which they become available for any permit holder.
The other two spaces are reserved for electric vehicle permit/ticket holders at all times; vehicles not displaying an electric vehicle permit/ticket must not park in these spaces at any time.
Current standard permit holders should contact Security’s parking team who will supply an updated parking permit that allows parking in the spaces reserved for electric vehicle charging.
Visitors to the campus who are charging their electric vehicle must purchase a Pay & Display ticket from one of the machines in the car park to cover the period parked on campus. This Pay & Display ticket will only be valid in these allocated spaces if the vehicle is plugged in and charging.
These spaces and their accompanying restrictions are clearly signed; vehicles parked in these spaces when not authorised to do so are liable to be issued with a Civil Parking Notice.
Access to the charging points
The University’s charging points are on the POD Point Open Network, a public charging network of hundreds of charging points around the UK. This means that any electric vehicle owner with a POD Point Open Network membership card can access the charging points.
A membership pack containing an access card can be ordered from the POD Point Webshop.
University staff (and eligible students) who wish to charge their electric vehicle on campus can obtain a POD Point access card from Security’s parking team if they have not already obtained one directly from POD Point.
How to use
- Hold your POD Point card over the reader on the top of the charging point.
- The flap to the 3KW socket should pop open; hold your card down for longer if you wish to use the 7KW socket.
- Plug in your charging cable and secure the cable by pushing down the flap until you hear a click.
- Charging will then commence.
- The display screen provides guided instructions and indicates the charging time and energy used.
- When you have finished charging your vehicle, remove your cable and close the flap.
Electric vehicle charging on campus will initially be free of charge, but it is the University’s intention to later introduce a modest fee for this service.
POD Point is introducing the concept of Pay As You Go (PAYG) charging, but currently the vast majority of charge points on the network allow you to charge for free.
Permit holders using the electric charging facility will continue to be charged at the same rate for their annual parking permit, but they will need to have the zone on their permit altered by Security staff to enable them to park in the parking spaces reserved for electric charging.
Please contact Security’s parking team if you have any queries about this scheme.