Electric vehicles

Electric vehicles and charging points

The council is taking action to achieve net zero through the adoption of renewable and clean sources of energy. The rollout of charging points across the county supports the A Green Future: Our Plan for Positive Change.

Further charging points for electric vehicles are now being installed across North Lincolnshire with more points being planned over the next few years. Many new developments will now include electric vehicle charging points.

Zap Map – displays a map with all the locations and providers of electric vehicle charge points, the type of charge, its availability and utilisation fee.

Electric car being charged from a charging point on a street light post.

Why are we rolling out charging points?

  • The Government has committed the UK to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This includes energy, industry, and transport.
  • The Government has announced a commitment that no new petrol or diesel cars or vans will be sold from 2035 onwards.
  • To help us to meet the vision and objectives of A Green Future: Our Plan for Positive Change.

Benefits of electric vehicles

  • Reduced pollution mile for mile, with the ability to have a true zero emission vehicle.
  • Reduced cost of refuelling: costing only around £8.40 to fully charge an electric vehicle with a 200-mile range at home. Find out information on the cost of charging an electric vehicle.
  • Reduction in noise pollution, as the vehicles are almost silent, enhancing the tranquillity of the environment.
  • The vehicles are exempt from road tax and congestion charges.


Zapmap provides EV drivers with the resources and information they need to confidently travel and charge their vehicles anywhere. Using the app makes the EV charging experience simple, accessible, and stress-free by providing map data with real-time chargers status, payment services, up-to-date insights, and practical support. With a trusted and engaged community of EV drivers, Zapmap are dedicated to accelerating the transition to low emission mobility and helping people make the switch to EVs with ease. Visit the Zapmap website for more information.

Current projects

On Street Residential Charge points – Phase 2

  • To continue helping residents who do not have access to off-street parking to own and charge their vehicle. The council is identifying more suitable locations for further charging points to meet this need.
  • The council continues to ensure it delivers a charging network that meets the needs of residents and local businesses.

Funding and finance

Do I need to get planning permission to install an electric vehicle charge point at my home?

Request an on-street charge point

Rules for Public Pavements & Roads

If you do not have access to off-street parking then you will need to charge your vehicle using a public charge point.

If you live in a property with no driveway or access to off-street parking, you cannot:

  • run a cable across a public footpath at any height, on the ground or under the ground
  • install a private (or reserved) charging point on a public footpath or highway.

We regularly review these rules to balance the need for charging, the importance of public safety, and the visual appearance of the street.

Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy and Plan

The full transition to electric vehicles (EVs) will be one of the most important actions to achieve the UK’s 2030 Net Zero target. As a result, North Lincolnshire Council have developed a dedicated Electric Vehicle Charge Point Strategy Plan 2023-2030  that sets out the vision and action plan for the roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure within the region.

Related information


If you have any questions or feedback about electric vehicle charging in North Lincolnshire, please contact our customer contact centre via email EVcharging@northlincs.gov.uk or telephone 01724 297000.