If a charging point is not working, you can report this to the relevant supplier to get it fixed. Check individual charge points to find out which company manages the charge point:

  • ubitricity – 0800 024 6279
  • Joju Solar – 0207 6971000

Unfortunately, a few electric vehicle charge points are temporarily out of order. We’re working with suppliers to resolve this as quickly as possible.

Read the FAQs about new on-street charge points

On-street electric vehicle charge points

Whether you’re considering an electric vehicle to help improve air quality in the city and or you already have an EV to get around in a cleaner, greener way, we want to help make it easier for you to charge your vehicle near to your home. This supports our commitment towards creating cleaner air for our city and improving health for everyone who lives, works, visits and studies here.

Since 2019 we have installed a network of nearly 100 on-street residential charge points, thanks to funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

Our award-winning system uses a charging point housed inside a streetlamp column or slimline bollard, enabling you to safely charge your vehicle close to your home, on a pay-as-you-go basis. Portsmouth was one of the first local authorities in the UK to develop combined on-street charging from lamp columns, designated EV parking bays and ‘pay-as-you-go’ systems.

To charge your vehicle simply scan the QR code on the charge point to get started or use the supplier’s app to find the location. If you’re using a supplier’s app, you can follow the instructions to input your payment details and begin charging.

You can also use the QR code or visit the web address printed on the charge point to go to the supplier’s website where you can submit your payment details. The supplier’s name is identified by the information marked on the charge point.

Missing out? If you have an electric vehicle or plan to buy one soon you can register your interest for on-street charge point close to your home. We’ll review all requests and prioritise them based on whether a space can be used and whether other charging points are located nearby. Applications have now closed for the third phase of delivery, but you can still make a request that we can consider if more funding becomes available.

Once we’ve identified potential sites for the next phase, we will undertake a procurement process to secure a supplier who will then carry out technical surveys on the proposed sites. Any suitable locations will be taken forward to public consultation before they’re installed.

To register your interest for a charge point in your road please complete our online form. Or for any other enquiries about this scheme, please contact transportplan@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

New charge point installations

We’ve received many requests for residential charge points and we’re currently assessing over 380 new sites across the city. We’re delighted that residents are so supportive of this scheme.

Portsmouth is leading the way in charge point provision and was found to be the third most accessible city  in the UK last year. This means that 59 per cent of residents now live within a five minute walk of a charge point.

We’re working with Office for Zero Emission vehicles to best use £3.682m funding that has been allocated to Portsmouth. We are hopeful to have confirmation of our plans in order to begin installing the next round of charge points soon.

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

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


2 x charge points available for anybody to use. These are near the exit, but those close to the entrance are available only to Wightlink staff.

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.

The following charge points are currently offline, but we’re working on a solution to get these issues resolved as soon as possible. 

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

Locations of on-street charge points

Adair Road
Adames Road
Astley Street
Balfour Road
Beach Road
Broad Street (King James Terrace)
Burney Road
Bush St West (Great Southsea Street)
Campbell Road (x2)
Canterbury Road
Chestnut Avenue
Chichester Road
Clarence Parade (x3)
Cleveland Road (x3)
Croft Road
Crofton Road, North End x 2
Dunbar Road
Eastfield Road
Empshott Road
Essex Road (x2)
Exmouth Road
Festing Grove (x2)
Florence Road
Fordingbridge Road
Gains Road (x3)
Glasgow Road
Glencoe Road
Grove Road South
Grove Road South (Holmbush Court)
Harold Road
Hartley Road (x2)
Haslemere Road (x2)
Havant Road (North End)
Havelock Road
Hayling Avenue (x2)
Heathcote Road
Henderson Road (x2)
Highland Street
High Street Old Portsmouth
Hudson Road
Hunter Road
Jessie Road (x2)
Kensington Road (x2)

Kings Road
Kings Road (Norfolk Street)
Laburnum Grove
Langford Road
Lennox Road South
Leominster Road (x2)
Lichfield Road (x2)
Lindley Avenue
Liss Road
Lyndhurst Road (x2)
Meyrick Road
Meyrick Road (Twyford Avenue)
Methuen Road
Neville Road (x2)
Nutbourne Road
Oriel Road (x2)
Oxford Road
Percy Road
Posbrooke Road
Pretoria Road
Priory Crescent
Racton Avenue
Randolph Road
Reginald Road (x3)
Selsey Avenue
Shadwell Road (x3)
Sheffield Road (x2)
Shelford Road (x2)
St Augustine Road
St Catherine Street
St Chad’s Avenue
Stubbington Avenue
Taswell Road
Victoria Road North
Wadham Road
Wallace Road (Powerscourt Road)
Warren Avenue (x2)
Waverley Grove
Westbourne Road
White Hart Road (Mountjoy Court)
Whitwell Road (x2)
Wimbledon Park Road
Wymering Road