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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

Read the FAQs about new on-street charge points

On-street electric vehicle charge points

On-street electric vehicle charge points

Whether you’ve chosen an electric vehicle for its low running costs or because you want to help improve air quality in the city, we want to help 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 this approach to on-street charging, which has been introduced over two phases.

To charge your vehicle simply scan the QR code on the charge point to get started. This will redirect you 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, however please be aware that applications for the next phase of installations in 2023 have now closed.

If we have the opportunity to increase the number of residential charge points in Portsmouth, we will carry out technical surveys to all proposed sites and include a public consultation, once the funding has been secured.

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

We are conducting a trial of electric vehicle charge points in two of our off-street car parks – Isambard Brunel multi-storey and Seafront Esplanade. For details of how to use these charge points please visit CityEV.

Two charge points are also available for use at Portsmouth Park & Ride.

New charge point installations

We’ve received a large number of requests for residential charge points and are currently assessing over 270 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 recently found to be the third most accessible city for electric vehicle charge points in the UK with 59 per cent of residents now living within a five-minute walk of a charge point. []

We’re working on a proposal for government funding to continue the scheme, which will be submitted in autumn 2022. If this is successful, we hope to begin installing the next round of charge points in summer 2023. The timeline below sets out the proposed dates for the next round of funding, planning and installation.

  • Autumn 2022 – Bid submission to the Energy Saving Trust and grant award
  • Winter 2022 / 2023 – Supplier selection, contract award and planning
  • Spring 2023 – Site surveys and consultation with residents
  • Summer 2023 – Installation

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 charge points 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
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