Electric vehicle charge points

As part of our commitment to become a cleaner, greener and safer city, we are expanding our city-wide provision of electric vehicle (EV) charge points in residential areas.

Electric vehicle ownership is on the rise and we recognise the need for residents to be able to charge their plug-in vehicles conveniently, close to their homes, where off-street parking is not available. By installing charge points on-street, using a safe and unique charging method, residents are able to park their vehicle in a marked bay and charge via a lamp post column or slimline bollard.

Electricity is provided by different suppliers, including ubitricity and Joju, and is charged on a tariff or pay-as-you-go basis.

Residents who already use an electric vehicle or plan to buy one soon can request a charge point by getting in touch with our transport planning team.

To make a request, please email transportplan@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Charging your vehicle

Once your request has been approved and the on-street charge point has been installed, charging your vehicle is easy. Simply park it in the marked bay adjacent to the EV charge point and plug it in using a standard charging cable (for pay-as-you-go customers) or an ubitricity SmartCable, available from ubitricity.

Scan a QR code using your smartphone’s camera or the free ubitricity app, then enter payment details when prompted, and charging will then commence.

If you already use a charging point and you discover a fault, please contact ubitricity on 0800 024 6279.


Charging your vehicle using your own power suply

If you choose to charge your vehicle in the street, using your own electricity supply, it’s important that you do this safely and responsibly with the minimum of disruption to other road and pavement-users. Read our guidance on how to safely charge your vehicle from home

Want to know more?

Find out more about electric vehicle charge points including a list of residential locations and car parks. You can also find a list of FAQs.