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Electric Vehicle Information

Electric Vehicle Charge Posts

To facilitate elements of the University's Integrated Sustainable 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.

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

Charge Posts at Durham

Location Number of posts Charge point capability Electrical power supply Approximate charge time
Engineering Car Park, Lower Mountjoy 1 (double) 7Kw with Powershare 32 Amp 220-240V when one person is charging 4-6 hours/ 6 - 8 hours
16 Amp 220-240V when two people are charging at the same time
Rowan House, Upper Mountjoy 1 (double) 7Kw with Powershare 32 Amp 220-240V when one person is charging 4-6 hours/ 6 - 8 hours
16 Amp 220-240V when two people are charging at the same time
Holly Wing, Upper Mountjoy 1 (double) 7Kw with Powershare 32 Amp 220-240V when one person is charging 4-6 hours/ 6 - 8 hours
16 Amp 220-240V when two people are charging at the same time
Maple Wing, Upper Mountjoy 1 (double) 7Kw with Powershare 32 Amp 220-240V when one person is charging 4-6 hours/ 6 - 8 hours
16 Amp 220-240V when two people are charging at the same time

College of St. Hild and St. Bede

1 (double) 7Kw with Powershare 32 Amp 220-240V when one person is charging 4-6 hours/ 6 - 8 hours
16 Amp 220-240V when two people are charging at the same time

Charge Posts at Queen's Campus, Stockton

Location 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, student or official visitor 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 on an annual basis. This will be reviewed every year and charges for using the posts on University premises (i.e. those owned by Durham University) may be introduced.

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

How do I access a charging point?

Charging points are available for those with a Mer membership and either an access fob or via the Mer Connect Mobile App. For access to our private EV charging posts staff are asked to email bussupport.apprentice@durham.ac.uk to request access thereupon Mer will be contaced on the users' behalf.

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

Yes. Please note that any users who were previous members of the Hubsta network and have a Hubsta charging fob, these fobs will also give access to our EV charging posts which have recently been upgraded to the new Mer network. However, as our charging posts are for private use only, access needs to be given to all users before being able to charge your vehicle. Users must therefore email bussupport.apprentice@durham.ac.uk to request access and are asked to allow 24 hours before access is approved.

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

If there is a problem with a charge point, please report it immediately to the Helpdesk on 0191 33 46000 or email estates.help@durham.ac.uk and they will contact the Energy & Sustainability 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.