Zero carbon and climate change Electric Vehicle charging

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) manage several electric vehicle (EV) charging points. These are part of the public-owned Be.EV network

Public charging points

You can search the Be.EV network for charging points across Greater Manchester. You can also find public charging locations on ZapMap.

If you can charge at home, that's the most convenient option.

If you don’t have a home charger set up, you may find it awkward to charge an EV. You'll have to use public charge-points while you’re out and about or at work. 

Battery technology and the mileage range of EVs will improve over time. This will make the need to charge your vehicle less urgent. Drivers on low or medium mileage rates will find that topping up as part of a normal weekly pattern is enough.

Safely charging your EV at home

We recognise the need to help residents with the practicality of choosing an EV. At the same time, charging EVs parked on the street must be done safely. Cables reaching across the footpath are dangerous.

To reduce this risk, you can read our guidance about charging EVs on the highway

Installing chargers

The EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy sets out our role in providing EV charge points. We do not have a statutory duty to provide public EV charge points. However, we are thinking of ways to expand the public network for people and businesses.

If you want to install a charger at a private or communal car park, you should speak to the owner of the site.

If you:

  • do not have off-street parking 
  • can safely charge when parked on the street
  • and have planning permission,

you may be able to install a home charger.

Grant schemes 

If you want to install a home charger and live in:

  • a flat or 
  • rented accommodation 

that has private, off-street parking, you might be able to get a grant. 

Read more about the electric vehicle chargepoint grant for renters and flat owners

The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. It provides support towards the up-front costs for EV charge points. 

Read up to date information about the various grant schemes 

If you have any questions about EV charging email them to 

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