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Electric vehicle (EV) charge points in Gateshead

We are keen to promote electric vehicles (EV). We are working to extend our network of charging points across our car parks. 

Facts and information about the location of charging points can be found at the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (opens new window) site.

EV charge point locations in Gateshead
LocationOperator
Angel of the North car parkFastned (opens new window)
Back Walker Terrace (taxis only)Swarco E.Connect (opens new window)
Birtley Leisure Centregosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk
Civic Centre (the canopy charging points are available to the public)gosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk
Cross Keys Lane (1 Mer and 1 Charge Your Car)Mer (opens new window)  gosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk
Front Street car parkgosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk
Gateshead Stadiumgosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk 
Gateshead Leisure Centregosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk EB Charging
Heworth Leisure Centregosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk
Heworth North long stay car parkMer (opens new window)
Saltwell Parkgosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk
Swinburne Street car parkgosmarter@gateshead.gov.uk

Contact the operator if you have any enquiries about the charging points at these locations.

Visit car parks for more information about facilities at car parks managed by us.

EV charging for taxis

We have installed EV charging for taxis in Back Walker Terrace car park.

For more information visit Swarco E.Connect (opens new window).

EV charging points for Co-wheels cars

Dedicated charging points for Co-wheels cars are available at three car parks in Gateshead.

LocationOperator
Gateshead Civic Centre

Charge your car (opens new window)

Gateshead Leisure Centre

Charge your car (opens new window)

Cross Keys LaneCharge your car (opens new window) Mer (opens new window)

For more information contact Charge your car (opens new window)

EV charging and business

There are opportunities to get support for funding the introduction of charging points at businesses.

To find out more read our news item.

Information about the location of charging points operated by businesses, shops and other organisations can be found at the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (opens new window) site.

Properties with off-street parking (a drive or garage)

If your property has off-street parking then a household charging point can be installed.

For more information visit Energy saving trust UK (opens new window)

EV charging cables and pavements

Under Section 162 of the Highways Act 1980 it is an offence to place or run a cable across a highway and may lead to enforcement action. Therefore, it is not permitted for cables (with or without cable tunnels) to trail from your home across the highway to your car as it will cause a safety hazard for pedestrians. Further, a cable trailing in such a manner can limit accessibility of the footway on people with disabilities.

We recognise the difficulties for people living in flats or terraced houses without off street parking. To help with this we are working to increase the numbers of chargers at other locations.

For more information visit Energy saving trust UK (opens new window)

Home Charging Points

Information about home charging and grants for installing home chargers can be found by visiting the Energy Savings Trust