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Car driving in the countryside

25% Off for Electric Vehicles

Discounts for Electric Cars & Small Vans

Red Funnel is pleased to offer a 25% discount for fully electric cars and small vans crossing the Solent via Southampton until 31 December 2024. Bookings must be made 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.

Electric charging points on the Isle of Wight

Car Parks

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



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.

There are eight Solar Powered Electric charging points installed across the Tapnell Farm site. You'll find them placed by The Cow, Tapnell Farm Park and Tom's Eco Lodge. They are all 7kw units.