There are three main charging speeds:
- Slow charging – defined as a charge rate less than 7 kW. It takes 6 – 12 hours to fully charge your vehicle
- Fast charging – defined as a charge rate of between 7kW and 22kW. It takes 2 – 6 hours to fully charge your car
- Rapid charging – defined as a charge rate of more than 22kW. Usually takes 20 – 30 minutes to provide a charge of up to 80%
Charging times vary from vehicle to vehicle and may be longer than those quoted as not all vehicles are able to accept charge at the maximum rate that the post can deliver. Please consult your vehicle handbook for details.
Public electric charging points in Council managed facilities within North Tyneside
|Location||Post code||Charging speed||EV parking provision||Operator|
|Norfolk Street Car Park, North Shields||NE30 1NQ||Rapid||2 bays||Swarco|
|Norfolk Street Car Park, North Shields||NE30 1NQ||Fast||2 bays||Chargeyourcar|
|Bournemouth Gardens Car Park, Whitley Bay||NE26 1QQ||Rapid||4 bays||Fastned|
|Bournemouth Gardens Car Park, Whitley Bay||NE26 1QQ||Fast||2 bays||Chargeyourcar|
|Beaconsfield Car Park, Tynemouth||NE30 4NS||Rapid||4 bays||Electricblue|
|Beaconsfield Car Park, Tynemouth||NE30 4NS||Fast||2 bays||Chargeyourcar|
All the above charging points are accessible on all days and at all times. Although there is no charge for parking whilst your vehicle is being charged within the above locations, there is a 3-hour limit on the length of time that you can charge.
Also, if your vehicle is fully charged within the 3-hour period then you must relocate your vehicle to one of the other standard parking bays.
Zero Emissions Vehicle Strategy
Please find below some frequently asked question on electric vehicles (EV) and charging them in North Tyneside.