There has been a significant increase in the number of people buying and using electric vehicles in Southampton. Southampton City Council are working with partners to develop a network of charging points throughout the city to help residents and visitors to charge their electric vehicles quickly and efficiently.
Southampton now has 46 charging points across five city centre car parks and eight car parks in district centres. The network will continue expanding in 2019, and will see the introduction of rapid charging dedicated for taxi and private hire vehicles.
Together with this growing number of charging points, drivers of electric vehicles also have access to a 90% discount for selected city centre car parks, free passage on the Itchen Toll Bridge and have benefitted from free electricity at all Southampton owned charging points.
The council runs a varied fleet of over 400 vehicles and is investing in electric vehicles wherever current technology allows.