Electric vehicle charge points
We are working with MER to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at various locations across the district.
The charge points open up EV ownership to residents who don't have access to off-street parking, whilst also providing a place for drivers to top-up on electricity whilst visiting nearby shops.
We secured grant funding to support these installations through the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) provided support for the bid. Three charge points were part of the first phase of installation and we aim to add more charge points at other locations by the end of 2021.
EV charging locations
There are three live charge points located in the following car parks:
- Priory Road, Council Offices, visitors' car park, Spalding (22kW)
- Vine Street Car Park, Spalding (7kW)
- Victoria Street Car Park, Spalding (7kW)
EV drivers are required to provide their own charging cables as the charging points are untethered.
The charging points are all fast charging of between 7kW and 22kW, as well as being double-headed which allows two cars to be charged by one point, at the same time.
More EV charging locations can be found on ZapMap to find your nearest charge point.
EV charging costs
Vehicle charging at these charge points costs 0.30p per/kWh.
If using the charge points at Vine Street or Victoria Street, you will also need to pay for parking.
Payments can be made by using the app or by ordering a charge card or tag.
For more information, please visit the MER website.
Help with an EV charge point
To report a fault with a charge point or if you experience any problems using a charge point please contact MER's 24/7 customer support line on 020 3884 2768. Please specify the socket identification number when calling us, this number is located near each charge point socket(s).
If you are a Gronn Kontact customer who's previously used our three live sites, you can continue to use the charge points as MER have taken over Gronn Kontact charge points. Further information can be found on the MER FAQ's page at https://uk.mer.eco/faqs/.