Electric Charging Bays

30 electric charging bays are situated on Car Park B

Electric Charging Bays

We are making some changes to the operation of our electric vehicle charging points in Car Park B.  Up until now they have only been available between 0800 and 1800 Monday to Friday to permit holders with an ex.ac.uk e-mail address. However from Monday 4th April 2022 we will be opening this up to also be available to any permit holders with any e-mail address (which will include third parties working on our campus) and pre-arranged visitors. If you are a permit holder you can register with Pod Point who manage our chargers and then log in with their app. Visitors wishing to use the chargers can do so if they display a visitors permit issued from the department they are visiting.

A total of 30 electric charging bays are now installed on Car Park B on Streatham Campus.

Ten of the bays are currently reserved for electric cars only when they are actively charging. These bays are marked up green in the car park.

The additional 20 electric charging bays are open for charging but anyone with a parking permit can park in the bays at any time. The reserved spaces will be extended as demand for the electric charging bays increases in the coming years. 

How to use the electric charging bays?

The electric charging bays are provided by an external company called Pod Point.

The points are easy to use. All people need to do is download an app on their phone, load it with money and plug in their car. You will need a University email address to sign up as the electric charging bays are for staff only.

There are simple instructions on the point screens for people to follow.

Here is a Electric Charging Bays user guide to help you get started.

What is the charge price?

The price to charge a car is 14p per kW hour, in line with the average domestic electricity rate.

The electric charging bays can charge a typical electric car from empty to full in under 8 hours.

Following a review into energy costs we have concluded that there will need to be a price rise on the electric charging bays in Car Park B.  These charging points have up until now been set at a very favourable rate, but this no longer covering the costs involved in providing the electricity.  The new rate will be set at £0.20 per kWh and this will take effect from Monday 2nd May 2022.