Electric Vehicle Charging Points in Birmingham
Important to changes to the way you access electric vehicle charge points in Birmingham
From Wednesday 20 August 2014, we will be changing our electric vehicle charge points to the Charge Your Car (CYC) system.
Once the switch over has happened you will no longer be able to use a Plugged in Midlands (PiM) card for the 18 Birmingham City Council charging points. The cards will still be required to access any of the other charging locations in Birmingham and the West Midlands, found on the PiM charge point map.
To continue using the City Council charge points, you will need to use the CYC mobile phone app, a CYC RFID card or your debit/credit card.
You will know if a charge point has been transferred to the CYC system from the CYC sticker on the charge point (picture to the right) or by checking the CYC charge point map.
We will keep these pages up to date with information about the switch. All Plugged in Midlands members will also be contacted directly.
We apologise for any inconvenience while we change to a more flexible system for electric vehicle users.
Electric Vehicles Charging Points in Birmingham
To view all Midlands charging points on a map and to check availability, visit the Plugged-in Midlands charge point map.
To make use of the charging points, you will need to be a member of Plugged-In Midlands. To join the scheme and receive your charging card, go to www.pluggedinmidlands.co.uk. Annual membership costs £24. Currently there is no charge for the electricity used, but in some locations, such as certain off-street car parks, the relevant parking charges will still apply.
All on-street locations offer free parking for up to 3 hours and comprise one charging point with two sockets.
|Aston||Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET|
|City centre||Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX|
|City Centre||Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5NY|
|Harborne||High Street, Harborne, B17 9QE|
|Northfield||Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2NY|
|Sutton Coldfield||Manor Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1SY|
Parking fees apply at all sites except Fox Hollies Leisure Centre. All off-street bays comprise one charging point with two sockets, except Pershore Street car park which has two charging points with two sockets each.
|Acocks Green||Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, Shirley Road, B27 7NS|
|City centre||Brindley Drive Car Park, Ladywood, B1 2NB|
|City centre||Brunel Street Car Park, Birmingham, B5 4AF|
|City centre||Dudley Street Car Park, Birmingham, B5 4PJ|
|City centre||Millennium Point Car Park, Howe Street, Birmingham, B4 7AP|
|City centre||Moat Lane Car Park, Birmingham, B5 5BD|
|City centre||Pershore Street Car Park, Birmingham ,B5 6PA|
|City centre||Snow Hill Car Park. Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2BJ|
|City centre||Jewellery Quarter Car Park, Vyse Street, B18 6LP|
|Kings Heath||High Street Car Park, High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7LB|
|Moseley||Alcester Road Car Park, Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8HJ|
|Sutton Coldfield||Victoria Road Car Park, Victoria Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6EJ|
Only electric vehicles may use parking bays with a charging point, and vehicles must be plugged in and charging. If you park in one of these bays without charging your vehicle, you may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.
For consistency, the Government has standardised all nationwide electric vehicle charging equipment to the type often referred to as type 2. Additionally the European Commission has also now indicated that this should be the standard across the European Union.
The Government’s Plug-in Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy states:
“We want plug-in vehicle owners to be able to recharge quickly when they need to. Industry favours moving to a dedicated plug-in vehicle recharging connector (the IEC62196-2 Type 2) to allow faster recharging rates than are possible with a three pin plug. Given this clear direction of travel, the Plugged-in Places will start to install public infrastructure with Type 2 connectors.”
In Birmingham, we have installed 7kW Type 2, Mode 3, 7 pin sockets at all eighteen sites (including the four sites installed as part of CABLED).
Further technical information can be found on the Cenex website.