Where you can charge your vehicle, residential charging points, get a grant to install a home charging point.

Where to charge your electric vehicle away from home

We provide electric vehicle charging facilities as part of the Revive vehicle charging network Go to https://revive.geniecpms.com/ (opens new window) in public areas such as cark parks, parks and shopping centres and on well used routes. 

Revive includes charging points in: 

  • Bristol
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • North Somerset

You'll need to create a Revive account Go to https://revive.geniecpms.com/authentication/log-on?returnUrl=%2FSettings%2FIndex (opens new window) to use charging points.     

You can suggest a charging point location Go to https://travelwest.info/electric-vehicles/charging-points#suggest-a-new-charging-point-location-or-make-an-enquiry-1 (opens new window) and find out more about vehicles and charging Go to https://travelwest.info/electric-vehicles/charging-points (opens new window) on Travelwest.

Find out which Bristol car parks have charging points

Local residential charging points

We've been awarded government funding for public charging points in residential areas. From January 2023, we'll install 150 smaller charging points on residential streets, usually where there is less off street parking. We'll install charging points on some of the existing street lights in these areas.

We'll decide where to install the new charging points based on the suitability of existing street lighting in each area. We'll install the charging points on up to 100 streets in up to 15 wards across Bristol, to make sure they're distributed as widely and fairly as possible.

You can suggest a charging point location Go to https://travelwest.info/electric-vehicles/charging-points#suggest-a-new-charging-point-location-or-make-an-enquiry-1 (opens new window) on Travelwest.

How you can charge your vehicle at home

You can only charge your electric vehicle on your own driveway, or on someone else's land if you have their permission. You can have a home charge point installed at your home to charge an electric vehicle.

Find out what grants are available for installing charge points Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grants-for-low-emission-vehicles#electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme (opens new window) where you live. There are separate grants available for businesses in the workplace charging scheme Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grants-for-low-emission-vehicles (opens new window). GOV.UK has a list of authorised installers for residential chargepoints Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/residential-chargepoints-authorised-installers (opens new window).

You cannot trail a cable over the pavement to charge your car.

A power cable running across the pavement, even if covered or inserted into a gully, is a  trip hazard or access issue for disabled and vulnerable groups. If someone is injured, you as the homeowner or occupier could be liable.

We have a legal duty to ensure the safety and use of the highway in accordance with the Highways Act 1980 Go to https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/66 (opens new window) and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Go to https://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm (opens new window). In accordance with the Electrical Wiring Regulations, all electrical equipment must also be certified and regularly tested as electrically safe.
 
You cannot install your own charge point on the pavement outside your home. Only the council can install equipment on the pavement or the street.

You cannot install a charging cable gully or channel into the pavement outside your home because this is a potential trip hazard.