Re-charge your car at highcross
Did you know that electric vehicle users can use our dedicated charging bays whilst parking at Highcross? You'll find Pod Point charging bays on Level 1 of the Rooftop car park and 3 point plug cable charging bays on levels 1-7 of the John Lewis muti-storey car park. Best of all our charging bays are free to use at no additional 'charge'*. Just park up & plug. Pod point users, remember to download the Pod Point app in advance to receive more than 15 minutes of charge. For more information click here. So what are some of the advantages of an electric vehicle? ✅ Lower running cost: Driving 100 miles in a petrol or diesel car will cost around £13 to £16 in fuel, which is around four times the cost of the electric car. The cost savings will be greatest when owners have access to an off-peak overnight electricity tariff. ✅ Lower maintenance cost: There are fewer mechanical components in an electric vehicle when compared with conventional vehicles, which often results in lower servicing and maintenance costs. ✅ UK Government Grants are available for purchase: applied directly at dealerships, a discount of 35% (up to a maximum of £3,500) of the price of a new EV is currently available. For electric vans, it’s 20% (up to a maximum of £8,000). For more info, visit the UK Government Website. ✅ Ultra-low emissions: EVs could realise a 40% reduction in CO2 compared to the average family- sized petrol car over a full life cycle (SMMT Electric Car Guide, 2011). As more electricity is generated from renewable sources, these savings will increase further. ✅ Electric vehicle charging benefits the environment by reducing direct emissions of smog-forming pollutants, harmful to health pollutants and Greenhouse gases (GHGs), therefore helping improve air quality in urban areas. Find out more about electric vehicles on Energy Saving Trust Websites.
*just a friendly reminder that while the electric vehicle charging facilities are free to use for car park users, this does not reduce or affect the standard car park tariffs. Full parking tariff details can be found on our parking page.