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Electric vehicles (EV)

Zap Map displays a map with locations and providers of EV charge points, the type of charge, its availability and utilisation fee. Zap Map is widely used and regularly updated. Registering with Zap Map enables you to report any unmapped charge points for inclusion.

North East Lincolnshire has welcomed EV technology and been developing EV infrastructure since 2013, when charge points were first introduced to council-owned car parks. As ownership of EV has started to increase in the area, there are several key drivers for further developing the EV agenda including:

We are committed to the EV agenda and recognise the key role locally in supporting the change to EV and ultra-low emission vehicles and are actively liaising with residents, businesses, and neighbouring local authorities in the continued development of EV infrastructure in North East Lincolnshire.

  • Monitoring the progress of EV including new technologies, infrastructure, policy changes and funding opportunities.
  • Working with neighbouring local authorities to develop a strategic approach to EV across Greater Lincolnshire.
  • Exploring EV and other electric forms of transport and developing ways to highlight the benefits and behavioural changes needed with residents and businesses.

There are currently a number of charge point grants available from the Government, which can be accessed on the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

The OZEV EV charge point grant scheme provides support for renters and landlords. There are currently no grants available for homeowners.

OZEV also provides grants to support businesses to provide EV charge points for the benefit of staff and fleet vehicles.

Grants are only available for off-street charge points, and those wanting to charge their car from home/work must do so within the boundary of the property. If it is not possible to do so, please check Zap Map for your nearest public charge point. Any cables or wires being used to charge a vehicle across the pavement are a violation of the Highways Act (1980) and will be removed.

The Council first installed EV charging points in 2013, when the technology was only just emerging. Currently, the council provide EV charging points in Cartergate car park in Grimsby and St. Peter’s Avenue car park in Cleethorpes.

PODpoint, an EV charging company, are the suppliers of the charging points and drivers registered with them can access the national network of charging points, including those in our car parks.

The Council are eligible for Government funding to role out EV charging points, over the foreseeable future this project will gain momentum and more public charge points will become available.

We are interested to hear your suggestions for future EV charge point locations. We will collate requests to help decide where public charge points are needed the most.

Submit an EV charging point suggestion

The council’s fleet of vehicles began the transition to EV in 2016 with the first purchase of an electric vehicle. Currently, the Council uses EV’s for frontline operations such as parking services, waste services, grounds maintenance, pollution control and security services.

These electric fleet vehicles are much more cost effective than those that were previously operated, and they fit in with the council’s vision for a low carbon footprint. It is hoped that as EV technology continues to develop the Council fleet will become fully electric.