Electric Charging Points

Blaby District Council have 24 Electric vehicle charging points in Blaby District Council owned car parks.

127 kwh twin chargers are available in the following car parks:

  • Johns Court, Blaby - Eight bays
  • Enderby Road, Blaby - Eight bays
  • Weavers Court, Narborough - Six bays
  • Leicester Road, Narborough - Two bays

Payment is via the EBGo! Links to the app are available at the bottom of the page.

The dedicated charging bays are painted green and will have a three-hour maximum stay from 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday. Cars parked in the charging bays must be plugged in to a charging point and display a valid parking ticket or penalty notices will be issued.

There will be no charge for parking in the bays on Sundays or outside the enforced hours, but the price per kW charge will apply at all times. Please refer to the app for prices.

A how-to guide is available to download below. 

If you experience any difficulties when using the electric vehicle charging points, please ring 0330 111 0076 which includes an out of hours service for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How have the Chargepoints been funded?

The majority (92.5%) was funded by Office of Zero Emission Vehicles and private investment.

Why have the current locations been chosen?

The charge points were funded through the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles On-Street Residential Charge Point Scheme which sets out very strict criteria. The locations were chosen based on their ability to meet these criteria and in particular to serve those residents who do have access to off street parking and cannot install a home charger.

What are the NetX units and how do I use them?

NetX expands the number of sockets and increases access. They balance the available supply across the three sockets according to the state of charge of the connected electric vehicles. The NetX units will be used alongside the main charger pillars at all locations except Enderby Road Car park. These will split the charge rate to 3.5kw if two sockets are in use, which is the same rate as a home charger and is ample for overnight charge.

What type of charge points have the Council installed?

The charge points are Fast Charging and have Type 2 Sockets. These are best suited to charging for longer periods, such as overnight, but will also provide a top up charge during the day. This reflects the main purpose of the chargers which is to provide charging facilities for residents who do not have access to home chargers.

How much will it cost to charge my car?

The rate set is comparable with other local public charge points - Please refer to the App for the latest price.

Where can I get the Electric Blue payment app?

This is available for smartphones from the Apple and Android App Stores, and does not ask for a membership fee or minimum spend. Links to the apps are below.

If two cars are using the same charge point at the same time will it take longer to charge my car?

No. Each of the main charge point sockets is supplied by a separate power cable and provides 7kW/h. There will be no reduction in flow if two cars use the charge point at the same time. If one vehicle is plugged into the NetX unit the rate of charge is also 7kW. If two cars are plugged into a NetX unit then the rate is 3.5kW.

Can I leave my car to charge overnight?

Yes. Please make use of the charge points especially where they do not have access to off street parking. Charging overnight is encouraged.

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Last updated 5 September 2022
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