Tariffs for electric vehicle charging

Southampton City Council is introducing tariffs for electric vehicle charging on 12 December 2022

Cartoon EV car - Our Green City

We first introduced electric vehicle (EV) charging points in 2018, offering EVs on a 'free to use' basis for a limited period. This was intended to encourage the early take-up of EVs in the city at a time when this type of vehicle was still relatively new.

We now have 47 EV charging units operating in 17 locations and are the city's largest single provider of EV chargers. EVs are now becoming more common place on our roads and this is reflected in demand for our chargers. The cost of providing this is becoming increasingly unsustainable and our focus must now turn to ensuring we can maintain a reliable service for our users and invest in more charging options.

The tariffs will be introduced on 12 December 2022 and will be consistent with other providers and does not include any connection or subscription costs. Future fees and pricing policy will be subject to regular review to ensure our chargers can continue to offer a sustainable and attractive option to EV users.