Electric Charging Bays

Electric charging bays are solely in place to help motorists to charge their vehicles.

There are a number of electric charge bays situated throughout the city; in on street car parks, off street car parks and in multi storey car parks.

On street electric charging bays are marked with white lines and the wording ‘electric vehicles only’ is marked on the highway. The electric charge machine is situated on the pavement for the motorist to connect their vehicle to enable charging. 

Electric charging bay, marked on the highway ‘Electric Vehicle’s only’ 
 

Sign adjacent to the bay, the sign has a picture of a car charging and states’ Electric vehicle recharging point’

In off street car parks and multi storey car parks the bay is marked out with white lines but there is no wording on the ground.  The electric charge machine is located either straight ahead of the bay or is slightly to one side.

Electric charging bay, showing sign and charging unit 

 

Electric charging sign, the sign has a picture of a car charging and states’ Electric vehicle recharging point only. Vehicle must be plugged into the charging post. Pay & Display charges apply (see tariff board)

 

For further information on electric vehicles please go to https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/parking-roads-and-transport/car-parks-and-street-parking/electric-and-low-carbon-vehicles

If a motor vehicle is parked in an electric charge bay, the vehicle must be connected to the electric charge machine.  A pay and display ticket is required to cover the duration the vehicle is parked; this can be purchased at the pay and display ticket machine or by using the pay by phone service.

If a vehicle is not attached to an electric charge machine whilst in an electric charge bay a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) would be issued by a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO).

If no payment has been made either from a pay and display machine or electronically using the pay by phone service a PCN will be issued to the vehicle.

 

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