Electric vehicles and charging points
Wiltshire Council continuously explores ways to reduce emissions and the impact on climate change.
As part of their commitment they run a variety of alternative fuelled vehicles such as:
- Electric vehicles
- Pilot new technologies
- Encourage more sustainable travel
Reduction in CO2 is a crucial part of the council's Carbon Management Plan.
Electric vehicles (EVs) do not burn fuel and create almost no noise. They are battery powered and have the potential to be 'zero-emission vehicles' (ZEVs) if powered by renewable electricity.
We installed electric vehicle twin fast-charging units in:
- Bradford on Avon railway station car park
- George Lane Car Park
- Salisbury Beehive Park and Ride
Further information can be found on Connecting Wiltshire: Electric vehicles.
These charge points are part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund project, which will eventually link a network of charging points across Wiltshire and will feed into the national network.
We have secured funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to install a network of rapid electric vehicle charging points across Wiltshire.
This grant has paid for six rapid charging points. They are positioned close to major routes for mid-journey top ups and are near businesses such as coffee shops and newsagents to accommodate drivers during the 20 to 30-minute recharge.
We have also received further funding from the OLEV to have 23 electric vehicle charging points installed in 15 car parks of Wiltshire Council buildings and campuses. This will allow public sector staff, visitors and the wider general public to use their electric vehicles when visiting/commuting to key locations in the region. The charging points will also make onward travel toward other parts of the country possible.
There are additional charge points installed at private locations throughout Wiltshire and the rest of the UK. Find your nearest charging location using National charge point registry map the global public registry of electric vehicle charging locations.
Corsham: Post office lane car park. SN13 0BS
Chippenham: Gladstone road car park. SN15 3DW
Salisbury: Brown street (west) car park. SP1 1HE
Trowbridge: Lovemead car park. BA14 8EA
Melksham: King street car park. SN12 6HB
Warminster: Central car park. BA12 9BR
- Monkton park. SN15 1ER
- Sadlers mead park. SN15 3PA
- Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield road. SN13 9DN
- Britford park and ride. SP5 4DS
- Petersfinger park and ride. SP5 3BZ
- London road park and ride. SP1 3HP
- Bourne hill, College street. Sp1 3UZ
- Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hustle road. SP1 3NR
- Central car park, Salisbury road. SP4 7JE
- The Nadder Centre, Weaveland road. SN4 7AX
- Station road car park. SN10 1BZ
Royal Wootton Bassett:
- Borough fields car park. SN4 7AX
- High street car park, Zone A. BA13 3BW
The units are provided by Chargemaster and are part of the Polar Instant network.
At this time Wiltshire Council do not charge for the electricity provided. However, connection chargers do apply for non-Polar Network national charging members and parking charges still apply (if applicable).
For a POLAR PLUS+ RFID membership, please see POLAR PLUS+.
To get instant access on a pay as you go basis, download the POLAR instant app via the App Store or Google Play, or call the POLAR helpline on 0330 016 5126.
Currently our fleet or pool cars include 3 fully electric vehicles and 10 with ultra low emissions.
For more detailed information about low emission vehicles including electric vehicles and charging visit the GOV.UK: Office for Low Emission Vehicles website.