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Charge an electric vehicle at home

Charge an electric vehicle at home

Get a grant to install an off street charging point at home and guidance about charging on the street.

Grants for off street charging points at your home

If you have a driveway or other off-street parking area, you can apply for a government grant to install a charge point. This is only for private homes and not for businesses. Electric vehicle homecharge scheme. There are separate grants available for businesses in the  workplace charging scheme.

How you can charge your vehicle at home

You can only charge your vehicle on your own driveway.

You cannot trail a cable over the pavement to charge your car because people could trip over it. 

We have a legal duty to ensure the safety of the highway in accordance with the Highways Act 1980 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

This also includes obligations under the Electrical Wiring Regulations. Anything which causes a potential obstruction or trip hazard is not permitted. All electrical equipment has been certified and proven / regularly tested as electrically safe.

A power cable running across the footway, even if covered, creates a potential hazard and equality issues for disabled and vulnerable groups, and if an injury occurs this might result in a liability claim for the homeowner or occupier and the authority.

You cannot install a charge point on the pavement outside your home.

You cannot install a private charge point on the street outside your home. Only the council can install equipment on the pavement or the street.

We do not provide charging points for your home. We are looking into installing residential charge points in on and off street locations where they are most needed, in addition to existing public charge points. 

Where to charge your electric vehicle away from your home.

We provide public vehicle charging facilities as part of the Revive vehicle charging network at main destinations and on well used routes.

You can suggest where you think a public residential charge point is needed on our map on Travelwest.

Revive includes charge points in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, and North Somerset. 

Sign up and use Revive charge points

Find out more about electric vehicles and charging on Travelwest.

Revive includes charge points in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. 

Sign up and use Revive charge points

Where to park and charge electric vehicles in Bristol

Find out which Bristol car parks have charging points.