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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.

In 2019, 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.

Residents will soon have access to more on-street electric charge points outside homes after the council won a grant for over £200,000 from OLEV. This is for Phase 2 of our on-street residential charge point scheme. You can read an update on the progress of this scheme here.

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 tariff or 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.

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.

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

Crasswell Street NCP Car Park

Available to ticket holders only

Portsmouth, PO1 1RS

Gunwharf Quays

Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ

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

Available to ticket holders only

Alec Rose Lane, Portsmouth, PO1 2BX

North Harbour Unit Trust

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

Ocean Retail Park

(next to M & S trolley park)

Burrfields Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5NP

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Southampton Road, Cosham, PO6 4SH

Portsmouth Park and Ride

Open to visitors and members of the public

Tipner Interchange, M275, Portsmouth, PO2 8AN

Cost: No fee

Seafront The Esplanade Car Park (Portsmouth City Council)

Available to ticket holders only

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO5 3AP


2 x chargepoints available for anybody to use

Wightlink Limited, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA

Information correct at the time of publishing (February 2020). We advise you to 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