Electric vehicle charging facilities have arrived in Swanage!

12 April 2018


The Town Council is thrilled to announce that two Open Charge POD Point electric vehicle charging points have now been installed in its Main Beach car park, and one in its Mermond Place car park. These are the first public electric vehicle charging points to be installed in the Purbeck area:

Charging Points and Electric Vehicles UK 2018 - Zap Map


●   There are four x 7kW charging bays available in Main Beach car park, and two in Mermond Place car park.

   The POD Points are called ‘Paul-Neil’ and ‘Kate-Ruth (Main Beach), and 'Eddy-June' (Mermond Place).

   Each bay has a 'Type 2' universal socket.

   It costs 18p per kWh.


Please note, a valid parking ticket must be purchased whilst vehicles are charging, and there is a maximum permitted stay of four hours in the marked charging bays.


Use the Open Charge POD Point App to start charging and see live availability.

Visit POD Point's website for further instructions on how to use Open Charge points.