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Our On-Street EV charging project

Swindon has benefitted from 22 new electric vehicle charging point parking bays thanks to a successful bid for government funding submitted by the Council.

In 2020, Swindon Borough Council ran a survey to understand how residents might use electric vehicle charging points and where the demand was highest in the borough.

You can read more about the results in the survey report.

Using the feedback from the survey, a bid was made to government and part-funding has now been secured for 11 double-headed on-street electric vehicle charging points, making a total of 22 bays.

These have been installed across eight locations in the Central and Eastcott wards according to where survey respondents said they would use an electric car if a charging point was available.

Here’s a map of where the points are located.

Residents in other areas of the borough who feel a charging point in their area would encourage them to purchase an electric car can feed this back to the Council via a survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EVCP2020. Feedback from this survey will be used in potential future bids for funding.

The majority of the funding for the 22 charging bays came from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (part of Central Government) while the rest came from the Council. We have appreciated the help of the Energy Savings Trust in the preparation of the bid.

Installation began in the spring and the points went live in the autumn of 2021.

Chargepoint Operator

The chargepoints are operated by EB Charging and residents can charge using the EB GO! app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Play Store.
You have the option to register your details or to ‘charge as guest’.  If you experience any problems, the 24/7 support line is 0330 111 0076 or email support@ebcharging.co.uk

The bays will add to the growing provision of charge points found at supermarkets, retail outlets, pubs, restaurants, petrol stations and car parks. Public charging bays are also located on the Council’s Civic campus in Euclid Street, as well as Brunel North and Whalebridge car parks.  We recommend Zap Map for a full database of charge points across Swindon and the UK.

If you have further questions about the project, check out our FAQ page, or email the team at evcp@swindon.gov.uk

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