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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle charging facilities

 Image of electrci vehicle

The University has five twin 7KW Chargemaster electric vehicle charging posts available for staff.  

These are located in the following areas:-

  • Outside Geoffrey Crowther building off North Lane.
  • Near the cricket ground
  • In the Library car park
  • On ring road West
  • East Campus outside Philip Sully

To use these posts you will need to have access to a charging card and cable and be a fully paid member of the OU EV Membership Scheme

There are also 4 EO 7KW charging units located as follows:-

  • 2 in South West car park
  • 1 in Church car park
  • 1 outside the Robert Hooke building in the Inner East Parking area

To use these units you will need to be a fully paid member of the OU EV Membership Scheme and have an account on the EO App on a smart phone.  Please do not set up an account via the eoApp as this will not give you access to the OU charging posts as they ones on Campus are on a private network and the account access to them needs to be set up by administrator.

If you would like to use this system you will need to email travel-advice@open.ac.uk  and supply the following details:-

  • Forename
  • Surname
  • Password (must contain at least 1 capital letter and at least 1 digit)
  • Email address (must be an OU email address)

EV Charging bays

The electric charging bays are denoted with a green ‘E’ and signage.  Near most of the charging posts there are additional bays next to each charging post where users may park their vehicles whilst waiting for the post to become available for charging. They are not available for general parking.  Once your electric vehicle has charged you will need to move it to a normal car parking bay on Campus.  Any staff who use them for general parking will be in breach of the University car parking regulations and risk the imposition of a fixed parking charge notice. 

For further information you may like to review the the full car parking regulations.

For any enquiries about the Electric Vehicle charging facilities contact travel-advice.

For any enquiries about the University car parking regulations please contact security

Map of Charging Points (this in in the process of being updated)