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Public chargers for electric vehicles

Public Electric Vehicle (EV) car charging points are in the process of being installed in car parks across Eastbourne and Lewes District. The chargers are 7kw chargers and all EV charging bays will allow a 4-hour stay.

These installations are being completed by our contractors Connected Kerb, who we have a 15-year agreement with for repairs and provision of electricity to these points.

Only electric vehicles can use these bays, and vehicles must be plugged in and charging when parked in these designated areas.

Parking and charging costs:

The councils operate a number of pay and display and free car parks across the Lewes and Eastbourne area.

Electric vehicle parking bays within pay and display car parks can be used for up to four hours, and the parking charges for the car park will still apply.

Some pay and display car parks are free to park in outside of core operating hours. In these car parks, it is permitted for users to charge their cars overnight. However, users should be aware that parking fees will come into force during the advertised hours at each car park - please plan accordingly to avoid receiving a parking fine.

Car parking prices and operating times differ from site to site, so please check the signage at the car park you are using to ensure you have paid the correct price.

There are also charges applicable for the use of electricity when charging a vehicle and signage will be displayed around the EV Car Charging points to display the charges that customers will incur.

Connected Kerb charge point locations:

Eastbourne

In Eastbourne, there will be 18 electric vehicle bays across three car parks:

  • Hyde Gardens
  • Redoubt (next to Treasure Island)
  • Devonshire Park 

Lewes District

In Lewes District, there will be 64 electric vehicle bays across 11 car parks:

  • Friars Walk - Lewes
  • West Street - Lewes
  • Mountfield Road - Lewes
  • Sutton Road - Seaford
  • Saxon Lane - Seaford
  • West Street - Seaford
  • Bay Vue Road - Newhaven
  • Lower Place - Newhaven
  • Phoenix Causeway - Lewes
  • Little East Street - Lewes
  • Barcombe Car Park 

How to use the charge points:

For instructions on how to access the chargers, you can watch the instructional video from Connected Kerb by visiting their webpage - How to use Connected Kerb charge points.

You can download the Connected Kerb app via the App store or Google Play to locate charge points near you and start charging.

Using the Connected Kerb App, you can either:

  • Locate and tap the QR code icon that's in the middle & at the bottom of the app
  • Locate the QR code icon on the Connected Kerb label that's on the charging point
  • Position the icon within your camera frame and the charging session will start when the LED turns blue
  • To stop charging, tap "stop charging" in the app and the LED will turn green

Or

  • Enter the 4-digit ID number located on the Connected Kerb label in the search bar at the top of the app, the LED will turn blue
  • To stop charging, tap "stop charging" in the app and the LED will turn green

Reporting issues:

Any enquires concerning repairs to the charging points or payments need to be directed to Connected Kerb by using theirĀ online contact form.