Red Funnel is pleased to offer a 25% discount for qualifying electric cars and small vans crossing the Solent via Southampton between 17 September 2018 and 31 December 2019. Bookings must be made by 31 December 2019 using the form below.


  • Audi: e-tron SUV
  • BMW: i3
  • Chevrolet: Bolt EV
  • Citroën: C-Zero, Berlingo Electric van
  • Ford: Focus Electric
  • Hyundai: Ioniq Electric, Kona Electric
  • Jaguar: I-Pace
  • Kia: Soul EV
  • Mahindra: e2o plus, e-Verito
  • Mercedes-Benz: B-Class Electric Drive
  • Mitsubishi: i-MiEV

  • Nio: Eve, ES8, EP9
  • Nissan: Leaf, E-NV200 van
  • Peugeot: iOn, Partner Electric van
  • Renault: Twizy, Fluence ZE, Zoe, Kangoo ZE33 van
  • Rimac: Concept One, Concept S, Concept 2
  • Smart: ForTwo ED
  • Tesla: Model S, Model X, Model 3
  • Venturi: Fétish
  • Vauxhall Ampera
  • Volkswagen: e-Golf, e-Up!

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 between 17 September 2018 and 31 December 2019. Note: the booking must be made by 31 December 2019 using the booking form below.

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