Electric vehicles in Barnet
What we're doing
We need to reduce and mitigate the impact of transport emissions in Barnet. To encourage the use of electric vehicles, we provide electric charge points.
Electric vehicles do not produce exhaust emissions. Increased use of electric vehicles will improve air quality and is more sustainable. This will help us to meet the vision and objectives of our Long-Term Transport Strategy 2020 to 2041 and Sustainability Strategy Framework
Additionally, electric vehicles:
- are exempt from the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and congestion charge
- don't pay Vehicle Excise Duty
- may have reduced permit prices
We are working to provide a network of electric vehicle charge points across the borough. This will help residents who do not have access to off-street parking to own and charge their vehicle.
All you will need to do to use a charge point is either download an app or use your credit or debit card if the unit allows it. Charge points across the borough may operate in different ways.
We use requests from residents to locate lamp column charge points. We also ensure an even spread of charge points across the borough, and throughout all wards.
We currently have 72 CityEV lamp column charge points and will be installing more in the future. Some stand-alone units are within car parks across the borough and at our leisure centres.
We will continue to add more, based on usage and identification of need across the borough.
Our first rapid charge point is coming soon. These allow an electric vehicle to be 80% charged within 30 minutes.
Lamp column charge point requests
To request a lamp column charge points then email EVCharging@Barnet.gov.uk.
You should provide your:
- full name
- street name
- contact email
- confirm you currently own an electric vehicle
- confirm that you have no option but to park your vehicle on the street near your property
- confirmation that if we provide an on-street charge point near your property, you would make use of it
Your requests allow us to work out demand. It may not be possible to fulfil every request due to technical restraints or lack of funding.
You should not run a cable across the public footway, due to health and safety.
Charge point locations
You can find the locations of all charge points on the ZapMap website.
Due to the anticipated increase in energy pricing, we will be reviewing our charge rate. This is to provide a competitive rate to residents while covering the expected increased costs to the council.
The cost of charging your electric vehicle ranges across the borough and is constantly under review to remain competitive and provide value for money to users. Furthermore, there are no extra fees when using a Barnet charge point.
Contact us with any questions about electric vehicle charging in Barnet. Or, ask us to send you the latest news on local electric vehicle charging.
If you would like any further information on any of the charge points in the borough, visit the website of each charge point provider.