Electric vehicles and charging points
EV Infrastructure Grants for Town & Parish Councils
Wiltshire Council is offering grants of up to £2,500 to town & parish councils to support the installation of public EV charging infrastructure (EVCPI) in their communities. Local councils can also apply on behalf of others in their community, such as village halls.
The EVCPI grants can supplement other funding sources such as the government's On Street Residential Charging Scheme (ORCS).
Energy Saving Trust: Grants and loans - On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme
Recorded webinar with more information
Recorded presentations on EV Infrastructure Grants from a webinar for local communities held on 14 September 2022, providing 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
On-street vehicle charging policy - temporary provision
The document below details the on-street vehicle charging policy and it's guidelines. This is a temporary provision.
Latest update (December 2022)
BP Pulse, who are the Council's current commercial provider reports many of our existing EV charging units are offline, out of action, and all are un-repairable due to their age and parts no longer being available from the supplier.
The Council has tendered the replacement of all charging units, with a new provider Joju Solar being selected for the contract. Sites have now been surveyed and works have started. The majority of the fast charging units should be replaced by mid-2023, with the rapid charging units being replaced last due to their availability.
Charger locations of working units 2023
- Post Office Lane, SN13 0BS
- Monkton Park, SN15 1ER
- Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, SN13 9DN
- 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
Royal Wootton Bassett
- Borough Fields car park, SN4 7AX
- County Hall Rear Car Park, BA14 8JN (charging unit 3205)
- Melksham Community Campus, SN12 6ES
- High Street car park, Zone A, BA13 3BW
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
Wiltshire Council do not charge for the electricity provided to BP Pulse charging units. However, connection charges do apply for non-network national charging members, and parking charges still apply (if applicable).
To get instant access, download the BP Pulse app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. You can alternatively use the phone number provided on each charging unit.
Parking charges still apply (if applicable).
To get instant access, download the Joju Charging app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. You can alternatively use the phone number provided on each charging unit.
For information about low emission vehicles including electric vehicles and charging visit GOV.UK: Office for Low Emission Vehicles.