Installation of electric vehicle charge points throughout Lancashire
Lancashire County Council is committed to helping residents convert to Electric Vehicles (EVs) to help reduce transport related emissions. Our modelling shows that there will be a need for around 6,600 chargepoints throughout Lancashire by 2030, as we estimate that there will be over 240,000 EVs in Lancashire by then, representing 36% of all cars and vans.
The Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy (PDF 1.6 MB) was approved in July 2023, setting out our plan to provide more EV charge points across the county.
The Strategy outlines how the county council intends to deliver appropriate, accessible, and equitable EV charging provision across Lancashire, in collaboration with commercial operators, to meet the expected growth in EV usage and demand from residents, businesses and visitors without access to off-street charging.
Prior to our strategy, the county council had already installed 150 charge points with bpPulse to help the people of Lancashire make the switch to EVs. These charge points have been installed either at the side of the adopted highway or in county council carparks.
The county council has installed two different types of charge units. Ultra chargers which will allow most vehicles to take a full charge in less than an hour and Fast Chargers that will take around three hours to charge the vehicles but each unit is able to charge two vehicles at any time. The mix of these units depends on location, power supply and demand.
The installation program has been completed and a list of sites can be found below. This information and how to use the machines is also available on the bpPULSE website which includes the wider availability of their network for those travelling further afield. A further source of information regarding available charge points can be found using Zap-Map and other mapping web pages.
|Burnley||Kingsway, Burnley||4x F7 (7kWh)||8|
|Ribble Street, Padiham||1x Rapid (50kWh)||1|
|Chorley||Market Street, Chorley||1x F7 (7kWh) & 1x Rapid (50kWh)||3|
|Fylde||Inner Promenade, Lytham St Annes||3x F7 (7kWh)||6|
|Hyndburn||St James' Street, Accrington||1x Rapid (50kWh)||1|
|Bridge Street, Accrington||3x F7 (7kWh)||6|
|Town Hall Street, Great Harwood||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|Hartley Street, Oswaldtwistle||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|Lancaster||Park and Ride, Lancaster||Superhub of 6x F7 (7kWh) & 6x Rapid (50kWk)||18|
|Marine Road Central, Morecambe||4x F7 (7kWh)||8|
|Market Street, Carnforth||1x Rapid (50kWh)||1|
|New Street, Carnforth||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|Preston Street, Carnforth||1x F7 (7kWh)||2|
|Pendle||Manchester Road, Nelson||1x Rapid (50kWh)||1|
|Church Street, Colne||3x F7 (7kWh)||6|
|Ellis Street, Barnoldswick||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|Albert Street, Earby||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|Preston||Bus Station, Preston||3x F7 (7kWh)||6|
|Winckley Square, Preston||4x F7 (7kWh)||8|
|Walton-le-dale Park and Ride||4x F7 (7kWh)||8|
|Lawson Street, Preston||1x Rapid (50kWh)||1|
|Ribble Valley||York Street, Clitheroe||4x F7 (7kWh)||8|
|King Street, Whalley||1x Rapid (50kWh)||1|
|George Street, Whalley||1x F7 (7kWh)||2|
|Rossendale||Bury Road, Haslingden||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|King Street, Bacup||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|Kay Street, Rawtenstall||2x F7 (7kWh) & 1x Rapid (50kWh)||5|
|South Ribble||Adjacent to Library, Leyland||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|West Lancs||Ruff Lane, Ormskirk||3x F7 (7kWh)||6|
|Sandy Lane, Skelmersdale||2x Rapid (50kWh)||4|
|Wyre||North Albert Street, Fleetwood||4x F7 (7kWh)||8|
|Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-Fylde||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|
|Victoria Road West, Cleveleys||2x F7 (7kWh)||4|