Despite a couple of public charge points being out of action and some promised ones not yet appearing we are lucky on the Isle of Man that charge points are there are free to use and free to park.
Chester Street and Castletown charge points are within Pay and Display car parks. EVIOM had it clarified some time ago that it is "free to park while charging". Although there is no signage stating this, it is generally understood and accepted that this is the case by EV owners, local authorities and Manx Utilities.
Please remember though, it is "free to park WHILE CHARGING". It's been noticed that a minority have been using these spaces for free parking and not plugging in. EV charge points on the island are few in number, in Douglas especially are in high demand. We are often blocked by other vehicles from accessing these charge points (known as being ICE'd), this is bad enough but doubly inconsiderate if a plug-in vehicle is blocking a charger and isn't being charged.
The reason I bring this up is that if this currently free facility is being seen to be abused it's likely charges will be imposed or worse still the facility will be removed.
Think of others and don't abuse the facility. One day it might be you that is desperate for some extra energy and are unable to plug in due to someone else blocking your access.