Electric vehicle charging points

We’re keen to encourage greater use of electric vehicles and the introduction of charging points to support them. This will give residents and businesses confidence to invest in electric vehicles when they replace their cars.

Our Sustainable Transport pages contain more information on switching to an electric vehicle.

Charge your electric vehicle in Cambridgeshire

Zap-Map has an interactive map of charging points across the UK. It includes the types of point available at each location.

Charging points are also available at five of our Park & Ride sites. St Ives, Babraham Road, Madingley Road, Milton and Trumpington have four 7kW charging points each.

Many businesses and hotels across the county also have electric vehicle charging points.

Charging points on residential parking spaces

The government provides funding to help homeowners install charging points on their property. The charge point must be installed by a registered installer.

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles provides information about funding for installing charging points.

If you rent your property, you should discuss this with the property owner. We are unable to install charge points on private land.

Charging points and on-street parking spaces

Roads, pavements and street lights are our responsibility. We are working on plans to install on-street charging. We’ll apply for government grant funding for any suitable projects.

We recognise that residents want to be able to charge electric vehicles from home, but many people are unable to do that, often because they have no off-street parking. We are still developing policies and processes to help people charge electric vehicles in streets where many properties have no off-street parking. There are ongoing discussions about this, but nothing is yet in place. Hence, we are currently unable to agree to any charging solutions that involve people providing their own charging point on the highway, including those that utilise their own domestic supply.

We do not recommend trailing cables across the pavement, because even with a mat protector they can be a trip hazard. You would be liable for any criminal or civil proceedings if your cable caused an accident.

If you would like to suggest a location near your home in Cambridgeshire for the installation of an on-street electric vehicle charge point, please e-mail policyandregulation@cambridgeshire.gov.uk with the following information:-

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Home address, including postcode
  • Any relevant information about where you would like an on-street charge point located.

Please include the statements below in your email, deleting as appropriate:

  • I do not have off-street parking at my property / I have off-street parking at my property
  • I own a fully electric vehicle / I own a plug-in hybrid vehicle / I intend to purchase an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle
  • I am a taxi or Private Hire Vehicle driver / I am not a taxi or Private Hire Vehicle driver
  • I am a blue badge holder / I am not a blue badge holder

Unfortunately, requests cannot be responded to individually, and will be reviewed collectively to help inform delivery in areas where demand is greatest.

Your personal information will be used in line with Data Protection legislation. We will only use your personal data for the purposes of considering suitable locations for electric vehicle charging points and to contact you in relation to this. Your information will only be shared with other organisations where this is needed to provide the service you request or if we are under a legal obligation to do so. Further details about how we use this data and the rights you have around this can be found on our Privacy and data protection page. If you have any data protection queries, please contact data.protection@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Charging points at your workplace

It is the responsibility of the owner of your workplace car park to install charging points.

The government provides funding to help eligible businesses install charging points at their premises.