Chelmsford City Council are thrilled to announce that new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed in both Baddow and Fairfield Road car parks.

The 50kW charging points have been installed by the country’s leading electric vehicle charging supplier BP Chargemaster, allocating two bays for charging in both car parks.

BP Chargemaster operates the UK’s largest public charging network; Polar. For access to these new charging points, electric vehicle owners can sign up for Polar Plus. This is a monthly subscription service, which gives you access to over 6500 countrywide charging devices via an RFID card.

The new charging points have been introduced in line with the council’s Corporate Plan which outlines its ambition to introduce new measures to encourage people to use more sustainable transport options.
David Green, Director for Sustainable Communities says: “These new charging points are the first to be opened on Chelmsford City Council property. The council recognises that there is an increasing demand for electric vehicles across the city and the need to provide vital charging infrastructure to help improve local air quality. This is a well needed facility in an ever-growing city and shows our commitment to shifting towards encouraging cleaner and greener transport options. Thank you to BP Chargemaster for working with us and for adding Chelmsford to their countrywide network of charging points.”

Lauren Stocker, Head of Marketing at BP Chargemaster said: “We are always looking to expand our Polar network and install new charging points in the best locations for our EV drivers… and these two new chargers are no exception. This a great step for Chelmsford’s sustainable transport plans, and we look forward to our partnership going forward”.

Vehicles using the charging points in the car parks will not be required to pay for parking charges whilst charging their vehicles, for up to three hours. However, vehicles parked in the charging areas not charging their vehicles, will receive a penalty charge notice.

To check the availability of these new charging points, visit the Polar Plus map at

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