There are a total of forty-seven public charging points at fourteen locations around the city. The majority of charging points don't charge for the electricity used, allowing for some of the cheapest motoring available.
What's more, six great locations even have free parking for vehicles using the charging facilities.
There are loads of places to charge all over the city. Find out everything you need to know about what facilities are available, who provides them and where exactly they all are, with our detailed charging section.Find out more
Electric and plug-in vehicles can slash fuel bills by over two-thirds. Along with the chance to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, ownership of plug-in vehicles in Brighton & Hove is rising sharply, alongside the rest of the country.
With up to £4,500 off the price of a new car, £500 towards a home charger, no road tax to pay and free charging at facilities right across the country - now is a great time to make the switch to driving an electric vehicle.See the local dealers
It's just so much better an experience. The power is on tap immediately, it's silent, and the time taken between starting the car and moving off is wildly quicker than with a car with a traditional engine. You might not think it's slow, but these days when I get in a 'normal' car and want to move off... ugh, I feel like I should have brought a crossword or something!
Over the coming years the car industry is going to change dramatically and it's going to be fascinating to see the impact these developments will have on the environment, on city centres, on car ownership, safety and more. The EV community reminds me of the online gaming community from 20 years ago and it's really exciting to be involved in the beginning of the EV revolution, albeit in a small way!
Petrol is a heavily taxed commodity in the UK; when I drove a petrol car I was spending £60 per week on fuel, a whopping £240 per month. Or another way I looked at it: I was spending £1,700 a year in extra tax! I put this crazy waste of fuel money towards owning an electric car.