Electric Vehicle Charging
Eighteen new electric vehicle charging points part funded by a Government grant from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles were installed in various Test Valley Borough Council car parks across Andover and Romsey at the end of 2019. These new machines had been free to use from their installation until October 2020 as an introductory offer from TVBC and the providers of the charging points, Joju Solar. Information stickers on these new machines informs customers of how to pay for their energy via a new APP provided by Grønn Kontakt (GK) - a subsidiary of the Norwegian state electricity supplier Statkraft, and available via this link. Users of these new chargers will also be able to pay by accessing the Grønn Kontakt website and paying by debit or credit card. The 18 new fast charging points in the Borough’s car parks in Andover and Romsey, are each capable of supplying 22kW of charge. There is a 24-7 helpline telephone number on the signage at all the new locations in case of any issues or difficulties with using the charging points or APP.
The two existing rapid charging points at Romsey Rapids car park since 2016 remain in situ, but operate under a different payment system. Signage at the Rapids charge points advises motorists how to pay for the energy there.
All of the EV charge points are powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
Please note, motorists are required to make payment to park as well as to charge, during car park charging hours. Details of the car park charges and charging times can be found on the tariff boards in all car parks.
Maps for Andover and Romsey with the available charge points are available to download from this page.