Read the FAQs about new on-street charge points

On-street electric vehicle charge points 

The uptake of electric vehicles in the UK continues to rise and until now, charging electric vehicles has typically occurred off-street in car parks, garages and driveways. In built-up cities like Portsmouth, off-street parking is not an option for many residents. By installing charge points on-street, residents can enjoy the convenience of charging 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. As a starting point, we have identified 34 roads based on requests from residents who either have an electric vehicle already or plan to purchase one in the near future.

Portsmouth is the first city to introduce an 'ad hoc' solution utilising 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 will be identifiable 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:

In addition we are trialling an electric vehicle charge points in some of our off-street car parks. You can check their location and availability here: Charge points across Portsmouth are listed below.

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.

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