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Electric Vehicle Information

Electric Vehicle Charge Posts

To facilitate elements of the University's Sustainalbe Travel Plan and assist members of staff, students and official visitors who use Electric Vehicles (EV) several EV charge posts are installed across the Durham University Estate which can currently be used free of charge (to be reviewed July 2018).

Specifications and locations of the posts within Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton, are set out below:

Charge Posts at Durham
Durham Number of Posts Charge point capability Electrical power supply Approximate charge time

Lower Mountjoy (Science Site)

(Large Engineering Car Park)

1 (single) 3kW AC 13/16 Amp 220-240V 6 - 8 hours

Upper Mountoy (Science Site)

(Maple Wing, Mountjoy Centre)

1 (double) 7 kW AC 32 Amp 220-240V 3 - 4 hours

Upper Mountjoy (Science Site)

(Holly Wing, Mountjoy Centre)

1 (double) 7 kW AC 32 Amp 220-240V 3 - 4 hours

College of St Hild & St Bede

1 (double) 7 kW AC 32 Amp 220-240V 3 - 4 hours
Charge Posts at Queen's Campus, Stockton
Queen's Campus, Stockton Number of posts Charge point capability Electrical power supply Approximate charge time

Ebsworth Building

1 (single) 3 kW AC 13/16 Amp 220-240V 6 - 8 hours

Ebsworth Building

1 (double) 7 kW AC 32 Amp 220-240V 3 - 4 hours

Who can use the EV charge posts?

Any member of Durham University staff, students or official visitors to the University.

Is there a cost to the user for charging an EV at these posts?

Currently, Durham University is bearing these costs, and will continue to do so until the end of July 2017. This will be reviewed after this date and charges for using the posts on University premises (i.e. those owned by Durham University) may be introduced after this time.

For further information about Durham County Council owned charge points, please click on this link.

I have my own swipe card for charging my vehicle, can I use it at Durham University?

Yes.

I do not have my own swipe card for charging my vehicle, how can I access the charge posts at the University?

Access to the posts can be gained by using a fob (to be swiped for access) several of which have been distributed across the University for usage by the specifiec users only. The locations of the fobs are as follows:

  • Reception, Mountjoy Centre, Durham
  • Reception, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham
  • Security Office, Lower Mountjoy, Durham
  • Reception, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton

When you borrow the fob, you will need to sign for it. The fob MUST be returned once you have finished charging your vehicle. For information, the fobs are only valid for the charge posts on University premises, and will not allow access to charge posts off-site.

My vehicle is not charging properly at the University charge posts; who do I report it to?

If there is a problem with the charge post, or the fob is damaged, report it immediately to the person from whom you borrowed the fob. They will contact the Green Travel Team. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with issues such as faulty charging cables as these are the user's responsibility and you will need to contact your supplier or the manufacturer.

I have a different charging system at home, will I still be able to use the University charging posts?

There are two types of the EV charging posts both at Durham and Queen's Campus, both are manufactured by Elektromotive. The old-style 3 pin 3kW model is the Elektrobay, the newer-style fast charge 7kW model is the Elektrobay 305, but you are advised to check the specifications for your vehicle just to make sure it is compatible with these posts. Please note that charging cables are not provided at these posts.