Electric vehicles and charging points

Information about where you can charge your electric car, how to charge it, the cost of charging, how to report problems with charging and financial incentives to buy an electric car.

Where can I charge my electric vehicle in an East Riding Council-run car park?

The council has installed electric vehicle charging points at the following locations:

These points were paid for through the Local Transport Plan.

A financial contribution towards the Bridlington and Hessle vehicle charging points came from the two town councils.

How do I charge my electric vehicle?

The current charge points are untethered, type 2, single phase, twin socket, 7.4kw charge points, so you will require your own compatible cable in order to charge your car.

The exception to this is the Rapid Charge Point at Hailgate car park, Howden, which is a tethered unit owned and operated by BP Chargemaster on behalf of Highways England. This unit has the following connectors: DC Combo Type 2 50kw, CHAdeMO 50kw, Type 2 socket 43kw.

None of the council-provided charge points provide contactless payment facilities, and therefore you should refer to their individual websites as to how to operate their equipment and find out what payment options/methods are available.

POD Point (external website)

Mer - EV charging network (external website)

EV drivers can access the Highways England Rapid Charger at Hailgate car park, Howden by the following methods:

  • bp Pulse RFiD Card - monthly subscription required
  • bp Pulse Mobile App - can be used by drivers with a monthly subscription & drivers without a monthly subscription
  • Contactless Payment Card - debit/credit card.

bp pulse (external website)

POD Point - Charging point finder (external website)

How much does it cost?

The council has introduced a tariff for all its electric vehicle chargers. The cost has been set in line with the national average at £0.48 per kWh. Tariffs may change in line with summer and winter energy prices.

Roaming charges apply to non-Hubsta network members. Full details of charges are shown on the Hubsta app. The Highways England Rapid Charger at Hailgate Car Park, Howden costs 35p per kWh.

POD Point - Charging point finder (external website)

Mer - EV charging network (external website)

bp pulse (external website)

Those who are actively charging their vehicle do not have to Pay and Display. This is because the council does not currently apply parking charges, or time limit overstay charges to vehicles which are plugged in and taking on electric charge. This waiver applies to actively charging vehicles in council-owned car parks where parking fees apply.

Vehicles should be parked completely within the electric vehicle recharging bay. If vehicles are parked outside these bays, or are not actively charging, then a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued by Civil Parking Enforcement.

How do I find other charging points outside the East Riding?

There are a number of third-party sites which can assist motorists in finding charge points. Zap Map and Plug Share give a good overview of where they are and information on cost, type, charges and operator:

Zap Map (external website)

PlugShare (external website)

Are any more charging points planned?

The council are currently reviewing the use and performance of the charging points already installed before deciding whether to introduce additional facilities at other council-operated car parks in the East Riding.

What incentives or information is available for individuals and organisations?

Further information may be obtained from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, who provide guidance and regulation as well as information on any financial support that is available:

GOV.UK - Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (external website)

Other government information is available at:

GOV.UK - Low emission and electric vehicles (external website)

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