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
Chippenham: Gladstone Road Car Park, SN15 3DW
Corsham: Post Office Lane Car Park, SN13 0BS
Trowbridge: Lovemead Car Park, BA14 8EA
Melksham: King Street Car Park, SN12 6HB
Warminster: Central Car Park, Station Road, BA12 9FF
Salisbury: Brown Street (West) Car Park, SP1 1HE
Chippenham: Monkton Park, SN15 1ER
Corsham: Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, SN13 9DN
Devizes: Station Road Car Park, SN10 1DA
Royal Wootton Bassett: Borough Fields Car Park, SN4 7AX
Marlborough: George Lane Car Park, SN8 4BX
Pewsey: The Vale Community Campus, SN9 5EL
Trowbridge: County Hall Library Car Park, BA14 8JN
Melksham: Melksham Community Campus, SN12 6ES
Bradford-on-Avon: Station Car Park, BA15 1DQ
Westbury: High Street (Zone A) Car Park, BA13 3BW
Amesbury: Central Car Park, Salisbury Road, SP4 7JE
Tisbury: Tisbury Community Campus, Weaveland Road, SP3 6HJ
Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hustle Road, SP1 3NR
Bourne Hill Car Park, Belle Vue Road, SP1 3UZ
Petersfinger Park and Ride, SP5 3BZ
London Road Park and Ride, SP1 3HP
Beehive Park and Ride, SP4 6BT
Britford Park and Ride, SP5 4DS
Wilton Park and Ride, SP2 0AN
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).