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Electric vehicle charging points

Electric vehicle chargers 

The Council is receiving a lot of enquiries at the moment from residents wanting an electric vehicle charger installed in their street.

The Council is not the Highway Authority, and has no powers to do this. The roads and footpaths across Hertfordshire are the responsibility of Hertfordshire County Council.

Hertfordshire County Council is in the process of considering whether or not to allow electric vehicle chargers to be installed in streets across Hertfordshire.

Residents may wish to talk directly to Hertfordshire County Council about this matter, or apply for an Electric Vehicle charger to be installed on their street.  Such enquiries should be sent to

See also: 'Information on electric vehicle charging in Hertfordshire' (Herts County Council webpage).

On street electric vehicle charger point

Electric charging points

The current electric vehicle (EV) charging network can be seen on zapmap. View it online or download their smartphone app.

Each point on the map includes:

  • the types of plugs available
  • how to pay
  • how to report a fault - contact details for each provider.

Depending on where you are in St Albans District, you might find charging points in public or business car parks, petrol stations and on-street parking bays. Check for maximum stay limits or additional parking fees.

Find charging points

Government Grants for EV charging 

Want to charge a vehicle at home? Are you an employer who would like to provide charging facilities for your staff? The Government offers the following grant schemes:

There are also tax benefits for fleet and business electric vehicles which include Benefit in Kind, vehicle excise duty, salary sacrifice schemes and capital allowance.

Express Interest in a local charging point

Would you like to purchase an electric vehicle, or have one already, but don't have any chargers near you? Please register your interest for a local charging point using the contact form below.

Before completing this form you will be asked to tick to confirm that you have read, understand and agree to the our privacy notice.

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Express interest in a local charging point

Rent your EV Charger

We are aware of a number of websites which enable residents an opportunity to rent their off-road EV charger to others. These include Zap Map Peer-to-Peer NetworkCo-Charger, and

Use an electric car club vehicle

Two Enterprise car club vehicles  are parked behind Ladbrokes on St Peters Street for quick access. To hire one, simply register to use the scheme, unlock it with a mobile app, then drive away. You can pay by the hour or day through the app.