New Electric Vehicle charging points expand accessibility in Lincoln.

image shows someone using an ev chargepoints

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for use at more locations in Lincoln: The Lawns, Lucy Tower Street, Shuttleworth House, Motherby Lane and Rosemary Lane.

The installation comes as a result of City of Lincoln Council being awarded a grant in February 2023 by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) as part of their On Street Resident Chargepoint Scheme along with match funding from Connected Kerb.

A total of 38 EV charging sockets (19 dual charge points) have been installed so far at the locations aimed to help residents who live in areas of the city with limited off-street parking. They provide a practical solution for overnight charging offering a lower cost alternative to the super rapid charge points found at retail parks and motorway service which are best used for quick top up charging.

The new Connected Kerb EV charging bays are currently mixed use, due to the pressure on parking during the day in all of our car parks, however this will be kept under review subject to demand on the charging points.  Residents with resident parking permits will be able to park for free in all council car parks (except Central)  between 6pm – 8am Monday- Saturday and all day on Sunday.  Residents with electric vehicles are entitled to a 50% discount on their residents parking permit.

4 additional EV charging sockets are also in the process of being made operational at Langworthgate and will be ready for public use in April 2024.

With this expansion, Lincoln now boasts over 100 EV chargepoints at public car parks, with at least 50 of these at City of Lincoln car parks and this is continuing to grow.

The tariff rate is 50p per kwh inc VAT and will accept contactless card payment, you can also download the app. Further information is available on 

Currently there isn’t an overstay charge, this is when vehicles remain plugged in but have finished charging, but this will be reviewed next year if residents are struggling to access the charging points.

image shows two cars plugged into EV chargepoints


Councillor Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change, said

 “The development of these new EV Chargepoints is brilliant for the City of Lincoln and our goal of Net Zero Carbon by 2030. Addressing the issue of climate change is just as much about adapting our existing infrastructure as it is about changing our school of thought and through the creation of EV charging points we are allowing our residents and visitors to reduce their carbon footprint by adapting our car parks to suit electric vehicles. We are future proofing Lincoln’s electric vehicle infrastructure network to support our residents and visitors with the transition to electric vehicles.

 The more EV chargepoints there are in the city, the more opportunity there is for people to think about making the switch to electric vehicles and in turn, reduce their carbon footprint.

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said: “Making electric vehicle charging easily available to everyone, including residents without a driveway, is vital if the dream of a full switch to EVs is to be realised. We’re thrilled to be working with City of Lincoln council to deliver reliable, convenient, and inclusive charging infrastructure for residents and visitors to Lincoln and helping it to meet its climate goals.

Full details around locations of these electric vehicle charging points can be found on Zap Map ( 

Improving electric vehicle infrastructure is one of the projects identified in the Lincoln 2030 Climate Action Plan, further details about Lincoln’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2030 can be found by visiting: Zero Carbon Lincoln – City of Lincoln Council.

Image shows two cars, bumper to bumper charged into electric vehicle charging points



Published on February 27th 2024