Charging your electric vehicle

We want to support people switching to electric vehicles. To do this we want to increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points in the city to give residents and visitors greater confidence in using electric vehicles.

There are a variety of available options for charging your vehicle.

Using electric vehicle chargers

You can find more information about charging electric vehicles and what types of charger to use from the Energy Savings Trust.

Public electric vehicle charge points

There are new rapid electric vehicle chargers in a range of locations across the city. They make it easy for you to upgrade to an electric vehicle without the need for a home charge point.

The chargers are located in Council car parks and on-street parking across the city, including locations in the city centre. We hope to be able to expand our network of chargers in the future.

Charging your vehicle at home

If you have access to off street parking at home and want to install your own charge point on your property, you can find information about home charging unit suppliers and grant funding on the Governments’ Office for Low Emission Vehicles website.

Guidance on planning requirements can be found on our Planning Portal. We are not able to advise on particular suppliers or installation.

You must have off street parking to install a home EV charge point. We aware of on street trials in other local authorities and continue to monitor the position nationally as plans for EV charging are developed.

Free parking for ULEV drivers

Drivers of electric vehicles can benefit from the green parking permit scheme which allows drivers of low emission vehicles to park for free in the city centre.

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