Electric vehicle charging points

We're exploring the demand for electric vehicle charging points across Folkestone & Hythe. This will help us to plan future charging locations.

If you own, or are thinking about buying an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, you can suggest a location for an on-street charging point.

Please email tro.consultation@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

All of the district's 103 charging points for electric vehicles (EV) are now up and running.

This is a picture of charging points for electric cars.

This is a picture of charging points for electric cars.

These are in the following car parks:

  1. Tram Road Car Park
  2. Sandgate Road Car Park
  3. Wilberforce Road Car Park, Sandgate
  4. Dymchurch Central Car Park
  5. Church Road Car Park, New Romney
  6. Station Road, The Sidings, Lyminge
  7. Upper Payers
  8. The Paddocks, Hythe
  9. Mount Street, Hythe
  10. The Lade
  11. Shellons Street Car Park
  12. Military Road Car Park
  13. West Street, Car Park
  14. High Knocke
  15. Twiss Fort Car Park Hythe
  16. Battery Point
  17. Pleydell Gardens
  18. Lower Payers Car Park, Mill Bay
  19. East Cliff Pavilion
  20. Jolly Fisherman, Greatstone
  21. Fisherman's Beach
  22. Castle Road Car Park, Sandgate
  23. The Coastal Park Car Park
  24. Broomfield Road Car Park
  25. Civic Centre Car Park
  26. Lower Sandgate Road West Car Park

How it has happened

Folkestone & Hythe District Council has partnered with Kent County Council and five other local authorities for the roll out, which will see one of the largest networks of consistent charging points.

The new charging points are being installed by Connected Kerb, one of the UK's biggest providers. 

The charging points offer a mixture of fast 7Kwh, 22kw and rapid 50Kwh, depending on the location.

For a guide as to how the charging points work, go to: Connected Kerb 

The Kent picture

A total of 600 points will be installed across the county over the next two years, with districts applying for 75% funding through KCC, and Connected Kerb funding the remaining 25%.

The other five authorities are Gravesham Borough Council, Medway Council, Sevenoaks District Council, Thanet District Council, and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.


Cllr Lesley Whybrow, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said the installation is part of the council's pledge to drive down its carbon footprint. She added: "I am delighted that we are increasing the number of EV charging points in our district and I hope that this will give people the confidence to consider changing to an electric vehicle."

Cllr Ray Field, Cabinet Member for Transport and Digital Transformation, said for people who have to use cars, making EV charging accessible was a priority: "Knowing that you will be able to arrive at virtually any car park in the district, at any time, in any vehicle and easily charge your battery is the way forward for us all."

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, praised the "forward-thinking" district authorities and Kent County Council for joining forces on the project, which he said: "Provides a blueprint for other local authorities across the UK to do the same."