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Charging and Information - OU Staff

Charging and information Chargemaster Charging Post

You can view the charging posts across Walton Hall campus by visiting the Map of Charging Points – staff are not permitted to use the visitor charging points. There is also a wall-mounted post at Wellingborough Warehouse.

The OU run an up-front annual fee for membership to cover the cost of the electricity used. Please see tables below as an indication as of rates from Jan 2024.

Band Options

Band Costs

Indicative kWh usages per annum

Expected kWh utilisation per annum

Band No 1


kWh utilisation p.a

1.0 kWh – 351.0 kWh (Top Up only ± 13 kWh)

Band No 2


kWh utilisation p.a

351.0 kWh – 658.0 kWh

Band No 3


kWh utilisation p.a

659.0 kWh – 1,316.0 kWh

Band No 4


kWh utilisation p.a

1,371.0 kWh – 1,810.0 kWh

Band No 5


kWh utilisation p.a

1.811.0 kWh – 3,146.0 kWh

Any members of staff wishing to use the electric vehicle charging facilities will need to join the Electric Vehicle Membership Scheme by completing the application form You will need to make an indicative kWh usage estimate and your payment for membership at the time of applying.

EV Charging bays

The electric charging bays are denoted with a green ‘E’ and signage. You will need your membership card for access to the charging posts. Near most of the charging posts there are additional bays next to each charging post where users may park their vehicles whilst waiting for the post to become available for charging. They are not available for general parking. 

EV Salary Sacrifice Scheme

The OU have announced a salary sacrifice scheme for eligible employees to run an electric vehicle.

Further details on eligibility and the scheme itself can be found on here Electric vehicle scheme

This scheme is run through The Rewards Team and therefore if you have any queries regarding the Salary Sacrifice Scheme, please email

To charge your electric vehicle at any of the Open University’s sites you have to join the OU EV charging scheme please visit Travel-advice to find out how to join the scheme.  If you have any queries regarding the EV Charging Scheme, please email Travel-Advice


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Useful information 

Please visit the Open University specific FAQ's

Members of the EV scheme may also wish to subscribe to the EV Users mailing list as members use this route to communicate with each other regarding where they are charging, when they are likely to be finished, and any problems with the posts.  It is also the forum where the Travel Advice team can communicate with all members. To get added to the mailing list, please contact travel-advice

Regarding car parking regulations follow the link.

For any enquiries about the Electric Vehicle charging facilities contact travel-advice

For any enquiries about the University car parking regulations please contact security