Electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle charging points are being installed at a number of car parks across the borough.

How do I find a charge point?

All of the Barnsley Council EV charge points and other available public charge points can be found on Zap-Map.

How do I use the charge points?

There's a QR code on each charge point, so before use, simply scan the QR code on your smartphone. It will bring up a screen with details of the charge point you're at, the per kilowatt hour cost of charging and the highest power of the charge.

You can then choose to either start charging with direct payment or to download the app.

If you select direct payment, simply add your card details, press confirm and start charging.

If you select the app, you can download it to your phone (if it’s your first time of using it) and your details will be stored for future use.

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can call 0203 8681036 with your debit card details to start a charge. You can also order a Shell Recharge charge card if you'd like to and use this charge card every time you charge your EV.  

I’m having problems using the charge points. What should I do?

The charge points are operated by Shell Recharge. For any issues with using the charge point, or to report a fault, please call 0203 8681036.

Are the charge points free to use?

The charge points aren't free to use. The cost reflects the cost of the electricity supplied, as well as the cost of maintaining the charge point network and providing the service.

Why aren’t there any charge points near me?

The charge point locations were decided in 2018/19 and aim to provide EV charging in both our town centre and Principal Towns. If you'd like to request charge points in your local area, please email energy@barnsley.gov.uk

Further charge points will be subject to available funding and cost of electrical connection.

Are there going to be any more charge points?

Yes. We're committed to ensuring charging equipment in Barnsley meets the needs of residents and visitors.

We already have plans to deliver more rapid and fast charging in the town centre. We'll also be building a project to install further charge points across the borough using available government grant funding.

If you'd like to see charge points in your local area please contact energy@barnsley.gov.uk

How have the charge points been paid for?

The charge points have been partly funded through capital investment and partly funded through the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) On-Street Residential Charge point Scheme (ORCS). They provide funding for charge points for those residents who don't have access to off-street parking and are unable to charge their vehicles at home.

Charge point locations have been specifically chosen to provide charging for nearby areas of housing without access to off-street parking.