In our Local Transport Plan, we've committed to supporting more residents, visitors, and businesses to make the switch away from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.

Indeed, a growing number of people who live and work in Warrington have chosen to switch to Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles. In addition, reducing our use of petrol and diesel vehicles can respond to the growing climate emergency, helping to improve air quality in our borough

To support this switch, we’ve developed a draft electric vehicle strategy and a policy  document:

Charging your electric vehicle

Council car parks

Currently, three of the car parks that we operate have chargers for electric vehicles:

  • 56 charging points (7 kW) at our Time Square car park – one of the most extensive collections of points in a single location in the country.  
  • 12 charging points (7 kW) available at Warrington West station.
  • 6 charging points (7kW) available at Lexden Street car park
  • 6 charging points (4 * 50kW, 2 * 11kW) available at The Forge Car Park, Stockton Heath

If you'd like to use the chargers at Time Square or Warrington West, please be aware that you'll be required to sign up to register with BP Pulse.

To use Lexden Street you will need to use the Connected Kerb App.

To use The Forge car park chargers you will need to use the BeEv App

On street chargers

The council have installed in partnership with Connection Kerb 24 On-Street charge points at in residential areas around the town centre. They can be found at:

Bewsey Street – 7 Charging points (7 kW)

Manchester Road – 6 Charging points (7 kW)

Gladstone Street – 5 Charging points (7 kW)

White Street – 6 Charging points (7 kW)

To use them you will need to use the Connected Kerb App.

Find your local charging points

Did you know that you can locate your local chargers on the ZapMap website?

Upcoming EV charging roll outs

  • We are supporting people to make the switch from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric, thanks to new government funding. We are one of nine local authorities to be successful in receiving funding through the Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot scheme. In Warrington, it will enable the roll out up to 200 additional on-street chargers, across the borough. We aim to roll out the chargers by the end of March 2024. 

Go all-electric with Warrington’s EV Car Club

Warrington residents are able to take advantage of pay-as-you-go electric vehicles for their trips in and around the town. In partnership with Co Wheels, we have launched a car club, giving members the opportunity to hire an electric car on an hourly basis. Full details can be found by visiting the Co Wheels Warrington website.

Charging your vehicle at home

The Office of Zero Emission Vehicles' has had a variety of grants available for domestic properties. It is worth checking their website to see what is available to help install a charge point at your property.

We understand that residents who don't have off-road parking at their homes can often find charging their vehicles more challenging. Therefore, in the future, you'll see far more on-street chargers available for use in Warrington.

Recently we've had several enquiries about charging vehicles from home using a cable that would run across the public footway to a car parked on the road. Unfortunately, we can't permit this as it would breach the Highways Act 1980, constituting a hazard to other users. 

Workplace charging 

Financial support from government is available for businesses looking to install electric vehicle chargers at the workplace through the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles' Workplace Charging Scheme