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 2030 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.
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.
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.