Electric Vehicles and Charging Posts

The electric vehicle (EV) market in the UK is developing rapidly. Many manufacturers have produced full electric and plug in hybrid vehicles. 

Some EV charging posts have been installed in the Borough of Southend.

Please see below for some FAQs on how to find and use the EV charging posts. If you have any other questions about electric vehicles please see the ChargePoint Services website.

Where are the EV charging posts located?

The EV charging posts in Southend-on-Sea are located in:
  • Seaways car park
  • Warrior Square car park
  • London Road on-street near to College Way
  • Hamlet Court Road car park
  • Belfairs Park Woodland Centre (This charger is on a different system to the others. Please enquire at the Belfairs Woodland Centre on how to use this EV charger)
To see the location of all the EV charging posts nationally please visit the Zap Map website.

Is there a charge to use the EV charging posts?

Currently there is no charge for you to park with an EV that is plugged in and charging in an EV parking space. However, there is a charge for the use of the electricity, see charges below.

Connection fee £0.50p
Cost per kW hour £0.30p
Overstay charge after 4 hours £10.00

Are there parking restrictions for EVs?

There is a 4 hour maximum stay and no return within 4 hours when parked in the allocated EV parking spaces.

Do I need to register to use the Southend EV chargers?

Yes, you need to register for a GeniePoint account on the Charge Point Genie website.

If you have any questions regarding charging posts and electric vehicles in Southend-on-Sea then please contact council@southend.gov.uk.

Page last updated: 20/06/2017