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.

Using the chargers

To use the chargers you'll need to download the iPhone / Android 'POD Point' app (or via the POD Point web app) and register with the POD Point's network using your 'essex.ac.uk' email address.

To use the chargers:

  • plug in your cable
  • find the POD Point and correct door in the app
  • confirm your charge within 15 minutes

If you don't confirm the charge, the charger will switch off after 15 minutes. Any external users will receive a 15-minute charge only.

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

If your visitor needs to use the chargers you'll need to provide the Estate Management Helpdesk with the person's name and email address. The visitor should also be told to download the POD Point app in advance.

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