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 ubitricity and is charged on a tariff or pay-as-you-go basis. Find out more about charging and billing solutions here.
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.

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.