Electric Charging Points

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

12 x 7kW 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 Blink app.  A link to the app is available at the bottom of the page.

The dedicated charging bays are painted green and will have a three-hour maximum stay between the hours of 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday. Outside of these times there is no restriction. 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 kWh 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 Charging points 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 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 Blink 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. There will be no reduction in flow if two cars use the charge point at the same time. 

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 April 2024
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