Installation of electric vehicle charge points throughout Lancashire

Lancaster Park and Ride charging points

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.

District Location Availability Total Bays
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