Red Funnel is pleased to offer a 25% discount for fully electric cars and small vans crossing the Solent via Southampton until 31 December 2022. Bookings must be made by 31 December 2022 using the form below.

Please note: If you arrive in a non-electric car you will be asked to pay the remaining fare before boarding.


There are 5 Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) located in IW Council car parks. The locations are:

  • Newport - Chapel Street Car Park.
  • Ryde - Quay Road Car Park.
  • Cowes - Cross Street Car Park.
  • Sandown - St. John's Road Car Park.
  • Freshwater - Moa Place Car Park

The EVCPs in Ryde, Cowes, Sandown and Freshwater are 'fast' chargers which typically take between two and three hours to administer a full vehicle charge. They have an output of approximately 7 kW and are all fitted with Type II sockets.

The EVCP in Newport is a 'rapid' charger. This is the fastest available and can sufficiently charge a vehicle in twenty to thirty minutes. The rapid charger has an output of 43 kW AC or 50 kW DC and the plugs available are:

The EVCPs are operated by SSE. A payment card is required and this can be obtained from

For a limited period the council is allowing free parking in its car parks for vehicles that are using the charging point.

A 'fast' charging point is also installed at Ventnor Botanic Garden's car park, with free parking also available to motorists who visit the gardens while their vehicles are charging.

Save 25%...

Enjoy a 25% saving if travelling with a qualifying electric car or small van until 31 December 2022. Note: the booking must be made by 31 December 2022 using the booking form below.

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