Read the FAQs about new on-street charge points

On-street electric vehicle charge points 

More people are choosing electric vehicles. Until now, charging these vehicles has normally happened off-street in car parks, garages and driveways. In built-up cities like Portsmouth, off-street parking isn't an option for many residents. By installing charge points on-street, residents can charge their plug-in electric vehicles at home.

We received funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to provide around 50 charge points across the city, as a three-year trial. We have already installed 36 charge points following requests. These came from residents who either have an electric vehicle already or plan to buy one soon.

Portsmouth is the first city to introduce a solution using lamp column electricity. This is where electricity is provided by the street lamp column (either directly or via a bollard) and is charged on a pay-as-you-go basis. You can find out more about the charging and billing solutions here.

Charging areas are identified by a marked bay. To park in the bay, the vehicle must be plugged in and charging.

Missing out? Please get in touch if you would like access to an electric vehicle charge point. Contact our Transport Planning team via email: If a charging point is not working, you can call Ubitricity on 0800 024 6279 to get it fixed.

We are also trialling electric vehicle charge points in some of our off-street car parks.

Electric chargepoint availability during the  Great South Run

Road closures and parking suspensions will be in place during the weekend of 19 and 20 October 2019. This means that some of our electric vehicle charge points will be unavailable during this time.  If you leave your vehicle in one of the affected areas while the suspensions are in place it will be removed. Please check notices in your road.

The charge points that will be unavailable are:

  • Clarence Pier car park PO5 3XX (Saturday only)
  • Seafront Esplanade car park PO5 3XX (Saturday only)
  • High Street, Old Portsmouth PO1 2SX (Sunday)
  • 42 Clarence Parade PO5 2EN (Sunday)
  • 62 Clarence Parade PO5 2HX (Sunday)
  • Henderson Road PO4 9XX (Sunday)
  • Henderson Road PO4 9SJ (Sunday)

Public (or off-street) charge points currently available around Portsmouth

Seafront The Esplanade Car Park (Portsmouth City Council)

Available to ticket holders only

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO5 3AP

Isambard Brunel Multi-Storey Car Park (Portsmouth City Council)

Available to ticket holders only

Alec Rose Lane, Portsmouth, PO1 2BX

Portsmouth Marriot Hotel

Southampton Road, Cosham, PO6 4SH

North Harbour Unit Trust

1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, Cosham, PO6 3EN

Portsmouth Park and Ride

Open to visitors and members of the public

Tipner Interchange, M275, Portsmouth, PO2 8AN

Cost: No fee

Crasswell Street NCP Car Park

Available to ticket holders only

Portsmouth, PO1 1RS

Gunwharf Quays

Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ

Ocean Retail Park

(next to M & S trolley park)

Burrfields Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5NP

Information correct at time of publishing (January 2018). We advise you check with the provider before use.

Locations of on-street charge points

  • Adair Road
  • Adames Road
  • Astley Street
  • Balfour Road
  • Clarence Parade (x2)
  • Eastfield Road
  • Essex Road
  • Florence Road
  • Fordingbridge Road
  • Glencoe Road
  • Hartley Road (x2)
  • Havant Road (North End)
  • Heathcote Road
  • Henderson Road (x2)
  • High Street Old Portsmouth
  • Hunter Road
  • Kensington Road
  • Laburnum Grove
  • Oriel Road (x2)
  • Oxford Road
  • Posbrooke Road
  • Pretoria Road
  • Priory Crescent
  • Racton Avenue
  • Selsey Avenue
  • St Catherine Street
  • Taswell Road
  • Victoria Road North
  • Warren Avenue (x2)
  • Westbourne Road
  • Wimbledon Park Road

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