Charge your electric vehicle at home
You can apply for a grant to install an off-street charging point and guidance for charging your electric vehicle (EV) at home.
Grants for off-street charging points
If you have a driveway or other off-street parking, you can apply for a grant from the government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
Employers can also apply for a government grant to install charging points at a business or workplace through the Workplace Charging Scheme.
How you can charge your EV at home
You can charge your vehicle on:
- your own driveway or land
- someone else’s land if you have their permission
Never trail a cable over the pavement to charge your vehicle because people could trip over it (this includes using a cable protector or ramp).
We do not provide household charging facilities or offer a reserved space to charge your own EV.
You must not install a:
- private charge point on the pavement or street outside your home (only the council can install equipment on the pavement or the street)
- charging cable gully or channel into the pavement outside your home because this is a potential trip hazard
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 regularly tested as safe.
A power cable trailing across a footway is a potential trip hazard for disabled and vulnerable people. If someone tripped and injured themselves, you could be prosecuted and there may be liability under civil law.
Other places you can charge your EV
You can find out where the public charging points are in South Gloucestershire.
You can also suggest where you think a public residential charge point is needed and find out more about EVs and charging on the Travelwest website.
To use our public EV charging points you will need to sign up to the Revive Network.
More information about sustainable and active travel
Visit the Travelwest website for more information about sustainable and active travel.