In 2020 the UK government announced that the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans would be brought forward to 2030. 

We aim to:

  • support residents to switch to electric vehicles (EVs)
  • working with operators to increase the availability of charge points in the borough

Types of charge points

There are three broad classifications of charge points based on:

  • power output, and
  • charging time

‘Slow’ chargers (up to 5.5kW)

  • good for overnight charging for residential streets with limited off-street parking
  • usually take between 6 and 12 hours to charge

‘Fast’ chargers

  • cover those with 7kW and 22kW power outputs
  • charge an electric vehicle in 3-4 hours

‘Rapid’ chargers (50kw)

Usually charge an electric vehicle to 80% in around 30 minutes.

View public charging points in Sutton on the zap-map website

Ultra Low Emission (ULEV)  Policy and Action Plan

Electric chargers are available throughout the borough. We are increasing new sites across the UK on private land, local authority, and TfL land.

Our Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Policy and Action Plan, aims to encourage a shift from more polluting vehicles to electric vehicle (EV) ownership. We aim to do this by developing the infrastructure to support EV charging in locations across the borough.

We aim to revise this ULEV Policy and Action Plan and to deliver an EV Charging Strategy in 2023.

Where can I find on-street charging points?

We have a growing number of on-street charging points available to use in Sutton, our map below shows the locations of lamp column charging points, fast charging points and rapid charging points. 

This map will be periodically updated as we increase the number of charging points available in Sutton. To close the map menu to get a better view of the map click twice on the + (plus).

Lamp column charging points

We've received funding from London Councils’ GULCS (Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme) to install slower, overnight electric vehicle charging infrastructure into lamp columns. Sutton has received 115 charging points. 

The choice of locations for these charging points has been guided by resident responses from:

The lamp column charging points are managed by Ubitricity. They are operated using the:

  • Ubitricity or Shell Recharge apps or

  • via a Ubitricty SmartCable

You can find the locations of the charging points in Sutton on the Ubitricity interactive map.

Guidance on how to use the charging points on the Ubitricity website.

If there is a fault with the chargepoint please contact Ubitricity directly on 0800 024 6279 or

Source London charge points 

Source London charge points are currently available in council car parks. These are currently a combination of slow (3kw) and fast (7kw) charge points. 

  • Gibson Road - Three charge points (slow and fast) 
  • Kingsway Road  - One charge point (slow and fast), and passive provision for an additional point 
  • Melbourne Road - Two charge points (slow and fast), and passive provision for a further two 
  • The Square - Two charge points (slow and fast) 
  • Times Square - Three charge points (slow and fast) 
  • Wallington Library - Two charge points (slow and fast), and passive provision for a further two.

You can see these charging points mapped on Source London’s station map.

Source London offers both membership and PAYG rates

We aim to work with Source London in 2022 to increase the number of Source London charge points available in the borough.

Rapid charge points

Rapid charge points (50kw/43kw) are also available across the borough. 

  • 35 High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3BB
  • 475-477 and 479-481 London Road, Cheam, SM3 8JW 
  • 528-534 London Road, Cheam, SM3 8HW
  • Gander Public House, St Dunstans Road, Cheam, SM1 2UE 
  • 704 London Road, North Cheam, SM3 9BY 
  • Grove Road, Sutton, SM1 1BT

Two more Rapid charge points were installed late 2020, facilitated by Transport for London. 

  • 151 Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8DT
  • 19 London Road, Hackbridge, SM6 7HW 

These rapid charge points are managed by BP pulse

Grants for residents and businesses

Government grants are available to residents and businesses to help with the cost of installing charging points.

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)

A grant towards the cost of installing a home charging point. From 1st April this scheme will be available to those who live in flats and rental accommodation. 

Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

A grant towards the cost of installing a charging point at their workplace parking area, for use by employees.  

Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure on GOV.UK

There are also grants available to help towards the cost of purchasing plug-in vehicles. 

Grants for plug-in vehicles on GOV.UK

Charging at home

If you have access to an off-street parking space you may be able to install a private home charge point.

If you don't have off-street parking at your property

You shouldn't trail a charging cable from your property over the pavement to your vehicle parked on the road. This could pose a trip hazard and you could be held liable for any accidents if a pedestrian were to trip on the cable.

Suggest a location for an on-street electric vehicle charge point

The deployment of EV charging points is currently a largely resident-led activity so your views and suggestions for charging points are important in helping us understand current and future areas of EV charging demand across Sutton and how we need to deploy charging points. 

We have setup a new Sutton Citizen Space EV survey

Please be advised that the installation of charging points is generally approached in batches, meaning any suggestion will be added to a list and reviewed when we are able to work with a charging point operator to determine if there is a location nearby where a charging point can be delivered. As such it is not generally possible to give a specific timeframe for delivery of a specific charging point.