Electric vehicle charging points and Green Scheme

We have installed electric vehicle charging points at the following locations:

Car parks with electric vehicle charging points
Car parkNumber of charing points
Bedford Road multi-storey2
G Live2
Artington park and ride2
Merrow park and ride2
Onslow park and ride3


Further charging points are planned to be installed at: 

  • Castle MSCP
  • Farnham Road multi-storey
  • York Road MSCP
  • Leapale Road

Customers must buy a parking ticket and display it in the car window while their vehicle is charging. If your vehicle is not being charged, please use a standard parking bay.

Green scheme for electric vehicles

Guildford Borough Council has introduced a Green Scheme, which enables owners of electric vehicles to apply for a  Green Parking Permit [130.44KB] free of charge, which gives discounted parking in car parks.

An applicant is required to provide a copy of the Vehicle Registration Document (V5C) on application, which would confirm the vehicle was powered solely by electricity.

The permit must be displayed on the front of the vehicle to which the permit relates. Failure to display the permit will result in a penalty charge.

If parking in regular, not green, bays, it is necessary for drivers to buy a pay and display ticket on arrival at the car park. Your three hours free parking will be calculated from the expiry of your pay and display ticket.

Exception to the rule is if you park in Bedford Road Multi Storey car park in one of the designated green bays. These bays will be free of charge with a valid Green Parking Permit. Please be advised you must park correctly within the bay marking. Bays are designed for small electric vehicles only.

Also free of charge are Ash Vale and Shalford Park car parks.

Please find a list of car parks below to which the Green Scheme applies:

  • Bedford Road Multi Storey (two green bays on level 1 which can only be used by small electric vehicles)
  • Leapale Road Multi Storey
  • Bedford Road Surface
  • Millbrook
  • Commercial Road 2
  • Mary Road
  • Old Police Station
  • Upper High Street
  • G Live
  • Lawn Road (Saturdays only)
  • Robin Hood (Saturdays only)
  • St Josephs Church (Saturdays only)
  • Portsmouth Road (Saturdays only)

These car parks can be used on Sundays but normal Sunday rates apply.

The scheme does not apply in on-street pay and display places or North Street car park. These are short-stay spaces.

Please note that the electric/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging points installed in our car parks are not part of this green scheme. These bays are available to any electric/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and valid payment must be made to park within the bays.