Electric vehicles

The government has said it will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035. This is because it wants to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions. This means people will only be able to buy electric or hydrogen cars and vans.

Electric cars and vans help with cutting air pollution and CO2 emissions from road transport. They also help cut noise pollution as they're quieter to run.

What we're doing to promote electric vehicles

Electric vehicle charging points are available at a number of car parks across the borough. We plan to introduce more soon. Most are in areas where many residents don’t have access to off-street parking and may wish to charge their vehicle overnight. The chargers will also be available to anyone visiting these local centres and attractions during the day.

Users can download the Shell Recharge app or scan the QR code on each charger to pay online. A phone payment service is also available for those unable to use the app.

The car parks with new charge points are:

  • Bank Street Car Park, Cudworth
  • Churchfields Car Park, Barnsley town centre
  • Duke Street Car Park, Hoyland
  • Elsecar Heritage Centre Car Park, Elsecar
  • Queen Street Car Park, Goldthorpe
  • Sackville Street Car Park, Barnsley town centre
  • Shrewsbury Road Car Park, Penistone
  • Summer Lane Car Park, Wombwell
  • The Glass Works, Barnsley town centre
  • Wombwell Park and Ride

We've introduced a new fleet of hybrid vehicles which will be used for our large item collection service to encourage residents to recycle their household goods and reduce fly-tipping, while reducing carbon emissions.

We also ask some developers to provide electric car charging points when they apply for planning permission to the council for new developments.

The new charging points will help work towards this and add to a growing network of charge points across Barnsley and the UK.

For more details see our EV frequently asked questions.

Charging points located in Barnsley

You can see where the charging points are in Barnsley by using Zap Map.

Electric bikes

We have over 30 e-bikes for loan at the Active Travel Hub.