Recharge while you visit

Recharge while you shop and dine

Drive Thru Parking

Did you know you can charge your electric vehicle during your visit? There are 8 dedicated charging bays within Centre car park and 2 dedicated bays in Moor Street.  Centre car park charging points are located on Level -1 and managed by Pod Point ( Standard parking charges apply but charging your vehicle is completely free. Simply download the free Pod Point app (available for Android and iOS) to activate and charge.  Moor Street car park are located on level 1 and managed by Plugged in Midlands ( ).  Use of Plugged in Midlands (PiM) requires an active membership to their network charged on a monthly basis. As part of their membership incentives, users will also be enrolled into their POLAR EV Experience programme with a chance to use one of their fleet of new evs for one week including the BMW i8 and Teslas models. Standard parking charges apply but charging apart from the monthly membership fee is free.  All charging units are currently standard 7.2kw or 3.6kw sockets.  And what are the main advantages of an electric vehicle? Lower running cost: A full charge in a pure electric vehicle will give a typical range of 100 miles and will cost £2 to £4. Driving 100 miles in a petrol or diesel car will cost around £13 to £16 in fuel, which is around four times the cost of the electric car. The cost savings will be greatest when owners have access to an off-peak overnight electricity tariff. Lower maintenance cost: There are fewer mechanical components in an electric vehicle when compared with conventional vehicles, which often results in lower servicing and maintenance costs. UK Government Grants are available for purchase: applied directly at dealerships, a discount of 35% (up to a maximum of £3,500) of the price of a new EV is currently available. For electric vans, it’s 20% (up to a maximum of £8,000). For more info, visit the UK Government Website Ultra-low emissions: EVs could realise a 40% reduction in CO2 compared to the average family- sized petrol car over a full life cycle (SMMT Electric Car Guide, 2011). As more electricity is generated from renewable sources, these savings will increase further. Find out more about e vehicles on Energy Saving Trust Websites Find out more about e vehicles on Energy Saving Trust Websites For more details on our car parks and parking facilities visit our parking page.