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Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles

Ultra-Low emission vehicles can help reduce the impact transport has on climate change.

New cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030, with all new cars and vans producing zero carbon emission at the tailpipe from 2035. Zero fuel burn means zero emissions, therefore contributing less to global warming, and therefore climate change.

Read our Electric Vehicle Strategy 2022 - 2030.

Find a Charging Point

We’ve already started rolling out electric charging points in car parks across Swale and we’re aiming to increase their number over the next few years, with things like changes to the requirements for new housing developments and by working closely with Kent County Council to roll out on-street charging points.

Below is a list of all the SBC owned charge points across the borough.

To use our EV charge points, customers must download the Pod Point smartphone app available on both Apple and Android devices. Users must select their location and activate their charging session from the app.

From 1 April 2022 the charging fee is only for electricity used (per kWh). Therefore, customers will NOT need to purchase a separate parking session from a pay unit or RingGo.

Vehicles identified as BEVs through the RingGo App will be offered free parking up to the maximum stay of the car park (i.e. 4 hours maximum in a short stay car park).

Charge Point


Location Type

Charge Points (sockets)

Bourne Place Multistorey Car Park

ME10 3DW

Public Car Park

2 (4x fast)

The Swallows Car Park

ME10 4AH

Public Car Park

1 (2x fast)

Swale House Car Park

ME10 3HT

Public Car Park

1 (2x fast)

Rose Street Car Park, Sheerness

ME12 1AJ

Public Car Park

2 (4x fast)

Central Car Park, Faversham

ME13 8PW

Public Car Park

2 (4x fast)

To ensure EV bays are used for charging only, penalty charge notices will be issued for the following contraventions:

  • Parking without charging
  • Staying longer than the maximum stay of the car park
  • Parking outside of bay markings

Find all EV charge points near you on Zap Map.

Suggest a Chargepoint Location

We are currently monitoring demand for electric vehicle charging points across Swale as part of our ongoing plans for charging locations. This will also help us to demonstrate the local need when applying for funding.

If you own, or are thinking about purchasing, an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid we would like to ask some questions about your vehicle or plans. You can suggest a location for an on-street charging point.

Complete the form.

Charging at home

The cheapest and most convenient form of charging is at home. Charge points can be installed on an external wall to charge your vehicle on your driveway or you can use the 3-pin charging cable provided by your car's manufacturer to charge directly from your home energy supply. Speak with your electricity provider about tariffs to support efficient charging. If your charger faces onto the street and is installed within 2 metres of the road or pavement, you may need planning permission to install it. Please contact if you are unsure.

It is against the law to place your own charger on public roads or run charging cables across paths. It is dangerous for pedestrians and could stop people with mobility impairments from using the path.

Kent County Council do not allow cable gullies to be installed in pavements but are keenly watching some trials happening around the country to see if they could support them in future.

If you have private parking that is separated from your home, for example a garage or parking bay within a residential parking area, you may think about installing a private charger. If the connection of electricity from your home to the charger would need work done to, or under, a public highway, you will need to speak to Kent County Council.

For more guidance about charging at home please visit the Kent County Council Website.

EV Chargepoint Grant

The EV Chargepoint Grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart charge points at domestic properties across the UK. It replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on 1 April 2022.

EV Charging FAQs

Read the answers to our frequently asked questions about EV charging.