Electric vehicles (EV) and charging points
EV infrastructure grants for town and parish councils
The application window for public EV charging infrastructure grants has closed due to the maximum number of applications being reached. Grants of up to £2,500 are being funded by Wiltshire Council to enable town and parish councils to install public EV charging infrastructure in their communities. If any of the applications we have received do not meet the required criteria, and are unsuccessful, we will reopen the application process so any that have missed out will be able to apply.
The EVCPI grants can supplement other funding sources such as the government's On-Street Residential Charging Scheme (ORCS).
More information, from recorded webinars for local communities
Recorded presentations on EV Infrastructure Grants from a webinar for local communities held on 14 September 2022, these provide more information on the following topics:
- National and Wiltshire EV strategy
- National ORCS grant
- Wiltshire EVCPI grant
- Wiltshire Council's charge point installer Joju and their provision of free site assessments
Charging point locations
We are always looking for new locations for electrical vehicle charging points.
For information on types of changing available, visit Types of EV charging available.
How to use the fast and rapid charging points
To use a Mer charging point the cost is currently 52p per kWh. Parking charges still apply (if applicable).
To get instant access, download the Mer Connect UK app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Alternatively, you can use the phone number provided on each charging unit, or go to the Mer website.
For guidance on how to use Mer charging points visit: How to use a Mer charging point (youtube.com).
To see the 15th May 2023 Wiltshire Council EV cabinet report visit: New electric vehicle charging points in place throughout Wiltshire as council rolls out new programme.
For information about low emission vehicles including electric vehicles and charging visit Office for Low Emission Vehicles (gov.uk).