Hug the Plug!
We've created a map of demand for electric vehicle infrastructure across the city.
If you're ready to join the hundreds of drivers every month who are helping to improve air quality by ditching their petrol and diesel vehicles and going electric, make your voice heard and put yourself on our map, let us know you're ready to Hug the Plug!Join our Campaign
New lamp-post chargers
Brighton has hundreds of new lamp-post chargers, allowing residents and visitors convenient on-street charging. Operated by Electric Blue, every lamp-post delivers 100% renewable electricity via Good Energy. They're perfect for overnight charging, meaning your car is always ready to go in the morning. See where all the locations are with our city-wide map.Lamp-post chargers in Brighton
Your questions, answered
Changing to an electric vehicle can be quite daunting and leave you with a lot of questions; which is why we've updated our frequently asked questions section with even more answers to your most common quandaries.
Plug-in Vehicle ownership in Brighton & Hove
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.
Making the switch to electric
With up to £3,500 off the price of a new car, £350 towards a home charger, no vehicle 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.Where to buy an EV
What local drivers are saying...
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.