19 Portsmouth on-street electric vehicle charging points reinstated

Update: 29 January 2024

We took the decision to switch off all on-street charging points in the city in late November, following safety concerns raised by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), but now 18 charging points have been reinstated and are available to use. It’s hoped further chargepoints will be reactivated soon.

The on-street chargepoints have been reinstated at:

  • Balfour Road, alongside 56 Kirby Road,  PO2 0PD
  • 120 Wymering Road, PO2 7HY
  • 7 St Chads Avenue, PO2 0SA
  • White Hart Road, outside Mountjoy Court, PO1 2TX
  • King James Terrace, outside 4 Broad Street, PO1 2LL
  • Grove Road South, outside Holmbush Court, PO5 3RA
  • Crofton Road along side 98 Kirby Road, PO2 0PW
  • 9 Havelock Road, PO5 1RU
  • 82 Jubilee Road, PO4 0JE
  • 72 Dunbar Road, PO4 8EY
  • 52 Hudson Road, PO5 1HD
  • 49 Sheffield Road, PO1 5DP
  • 15 Neville Road, PO3 6HX
  • 115 High Street, PO1 2SX
  • 66 Oriel Road. PO2 9EQ
  • 102 Oriel Road, PO2 9EQ
  • 68 Hartley Road, PO2 9HX
  • 2 Saint Catherine Street, PO5 2NG
  • 22 Racton Avenue, PO6 2HH

While we continue to get more chargepoints back online, demand for charging is likely to be higher. If you use one of these chargepoints, please ensure you move your vehicle once charged so that others can use them. As chargepoints come back online the dedicated parking spaces alongside them will only be available for vehicles that are charging.

Over the last few weeks Portsmouth City Council and the charge point operators, Joju and ubitricity, have been working with the area’s electricity distribution network operator (DNO), SSEN, to share information on the equipment and installations as well as carrying out physical checks. Following this the first chargepoints have been reactivated.

Inspections have been prioritised for chargepoints that could be turned back on quickest, it is expected some work will need to be carried out on other chargepoints with further inspections required to establish exactly what each chargepoint requires.

All parties involved are working together to get the chargepoints operational as soon as possible. The charging infrastructure is owned by the council and operated by the installing company who is responsible for liaising with the DNO to ensure safe connection to the electricity network. In Portsmouth the DNO is SSEN, and the council will work in close collaboration with all parties to make any necessary repairs and get more charge points back online while prioritising public safety.

You can view a map of all currently available on-street chargepoints below.

 

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

Stubbington Avenue Car Park

The Annex, 2 Stubbington Ave, North End, Portsmouth PO2 0HS.

One Mer rapid chargepoint available. You’ll need the Mer app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

There is no charge for parking, but drivers can only stay for two hours to allow other EV owners to charge their vehicles when needed.

Tesco Fratton

Fratton Way, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 8FD.

Six PodPoint chargepoints available. You’ll need the PodPoint app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

There is no charge for parking, but there are limitations on how long vehicles can remain parked.

Tesco Metro Cosham

16 High St, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3BZ.

Two PodPoint chargepoints available. You’ll need the PodPoint app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

There is no charge for parking, but there are limitations on how long vehicles can remain parked.

Tesco Extra North Harbour

Clement Attlee Way, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 4SR.

Four PodPoint chargepoints available. You’ll need the PodPoint app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

There is no charge for parking, but there are limitations on how long vehicles can remain parked.

Gunwharf Quays

Twelve PodPoint chargepoints available. You’ll need the PodPoint app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

Parking charges apply.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Dockyard Car Park, Historic, Admiralty Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3GW.

Four BP Pulse chargepoints available. You’ll need the BP Pulse app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

Parking charges apply.

Ocean Retail Park

Burrfields Rd, Portsmouth PO3 5NP

Two PodPoint chargepoints available. You’ll need the PodPoint app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

There is no charge for parking, but there are limitations on how long vehicles can remain parked.

Wightlink Terminal

Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA.

Two BP Pulse chargepoints available. You’ll need the BP Pulse app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

There is no charge for parking, but there are limitations on how long vehicles can remain parked.

Morrisons Victory Retail Park

Flathouse Road, PO1 4QP,

Two GeniePoint chargepoints available. You’ll need the GeniePoint app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

There is no charge for parking, but there are limitations on how long vehicles can remain parked.

Ibis Hotel Portsmouth

Winston Churchill Ave, Southsea, Portsmouth PO1 2LX.

Four Charge Assist chargepoints available. You’ll need the Charge Assist app, which is available on Google Play and App Store.

Parking charges apply.

Portsmouth International Port

Continental Ferryport, George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP.

Two InstaVolt rapid charging stations are available. You’ll need the InstaVolt app, which is available on Google Play and App Store

There is no charge for parking, please follow signs for Terminal and Exit to find these.

McDonald’s Cosham

Clement Attlee Way, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 4SR.

Two InstaVolt chargepoints available. You’ll need the InstaVolt app, which is available on Google Play and App Store

There is no charge for parking, but there are limitations on how long vehicles can remain parked.

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