Red Funnel is pleased to offer a 25% discount for qualifying electric cars and small vans crossing the Solent via Southampton until 31 December 2021. Bookings must be made by 31 December 2021 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
  • Kia e-Niro
  • Mahindra: e2o plus, e-Verito
  • Mercedes-Benz: B-Class Electric Drive
  • MG ZS EV
  • Mitsubishi: i-MiEV
  • Volkswagen Id.3
  • MINI Electric

  • 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!
  • Honda E
  • Peugot e-208
  • e-Corsa
  • Mazda MX-30

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 2021. Note: the booking must be made by 31 December 2021 using the booking form below.

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