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 the East Riding?

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

The above charging points have recently been upgraded with easier to use more reliable units which are now fully functional.    

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 car?

The council’s electric vehicle charging points are managed by Pod Point and are on the Pod Point Open Charge (free to use) network.

The charging points have a type 2 Mennekes socket with a single phase 7kw 32A AC supply. Your vehicle and charging cable should be compatible with this connection type and supply. Each Pod Point can charge two vehicles at the same time. 

Access to the chargers has recently been upgraded and you can now only access the chargers via a smart mobile phone app or the web site (link below).

To access the chargers you will first need to visit the POD Point website and register by filling out the details in create a free account:

POD Point (external website)

After creating an account, you will see the relevant app icons at the bottom of the webpage indicating where to download the app if you have an iPhone (from the App Store) or Android phone (from the Google Play store).

Once you have done this you can use the council’s chargers by following the three simple instructions displayed on the top of the charging units.   

POD Point - Charging point finder (external website)

How much does it cost?

The council’s charging points are free to use, and in car parks where parking fees apply, you do not have to Pay and Display if you are recharging your vehicle. 

Who should I report problems with charging points to?

The charging points are managed by POD Point.

POD Point (external website)

If you have problems with the operation of the points please call POD Point on 0333 006 3503.

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

To find electric car charging points across the UK, visit the zap-map website. Here you can view an interactive map of all the car charging points near you showing location, type of power supply and operational status:

Zap Map (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 are there to buy an electric car?

There is government support to help with the initial cost of an electric vehicle through the Plug-in Vehicle Grant. This provides a subsidy of:

  • 35%, up to £5,000, towards the cost of an electric car
  • 20%, up to £8,000, towards the cost of an electric van. 

Funding assistance from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is also available to install a home charger at your property.

Further advice and information is available from the Energy Saving Trust website:

Electric vehicles - energy saving trust (external website)

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