Electric vehicle charge points

Visit the Portsmouth City Council website for the latest news about EV charger reinstatement following the decision to disconnect our on-street charging points for electric vehicles after safety concerns were raised by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).

Future plans

As part of our commitment to become a cleaner, greener and safer city, we are planning to expand 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

Our award-winning system uses a charging point housed inside a streetlamp column or slimline bollard, enabling you to safely charge your vehicle close to your home, on a pay-as-you-go basis. Portsmouth was one of the first local authorities in the UK to develop this approach to on-street charging, which has been introduced over two phases.

To charge your vehicle simply park in the marked bay and scan the QR code on the charge point to get started.

To use a ubitricity chargepoint, first download the Shell Recharge app from the Google Play store or Apple App store. You can then either scan the QR code on the chargepoint from within the app or select the location from the map screen. Select “charge here” then follow the on-screen instructions to charge your vehicle.

To use a Joju Solar chargepoint, first download the Joju Charging app from the Google Play store or Apple App store. You can then either scan the QR code on the chargepoint from within the app or select the location from the map screen. Select “charge here” then follow the on-screen instructions to charge your vehicle.

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.