Electric vehicle charge points
The council currently operates a single rapid charge point in the borough that is capable of charging a typical electric vehicle battery (22 kWh) from flat to around 80 % in 20 minutes, with connectors to fit all of the major electric vehicles in use.
Finding the charge point
The charger is located in the Wray Lane Car Park at the top of Reigate Hill just off Junction 8 of the M25. At the roundabout of the A217 and the M25 head for Reigate / Merstham but stay in the left hand lane (Merstham) and follow the parking / Viewpoint signs.
Unfortunately there is not an accurate post code for the site, but the following latitude and longitude values can be used:
- 51.256192, -0.192178 or
- 51°15'22.3"N 0°11'31.8"W
The charger is located next to the café and toilets on the site.
Using the charge point
To use the charger only a credit / debit card is required along with a mobile phone to call the number displayed on the charger (24 hours).
There is no need to belong to a charging network to use the site.
The current cost (June 2016) to use the charger is £3.50 PLUS 20p per kWh of electricity or part of.
So for example 5.2 kWh would be rounded up to 6 kWh.
The three connector types available on the charger are:
- Type 2 (AC 43 kW),
- CHAdeMO (DC 44 kW),