Electric vehicle charging

Charging points location

Twelve electric vehicle charging points are available at Colchester Campus, there are six in the multi-storey car park and six in North Towers car park.

These are only available to staff and students of the University of Essex and Knowledge Gateway tenants.

Using the chargers

To use the chargers you'll need to download the iPhone / Android ‘Plug-N-Go’ app and register with the network using your 'essex.ac.uk' email address.

To use the chargers:

  • plug in your cable
  • select the charge point using the map feature in the app – Screen A
  • tap the green location marker then tap start – Screen B
  • tap on the socket you wish to use to begin charging and the app will turn blue indicating the point is in use
  • to end the charge please use the app

Download the Plug N Go user guide (.docx)

Charging costs

Charging is currently free. Please note: From 1 August 2023, there will be a charge. Details will be published nearer the time.

Visitor use of chargers

In exceptional circumstances visitors who need to charge their vehicle to avoid being stranded can contact the Travel Team for assistance – travel@essex.ac.uk.

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