EV charging projects pipeline
Updated March 2022
We have ambitious plans to expand the publicly owned electric vehicle charging network. Here’s the latest state of play of charging point projects on the ground and future plans and funding bids.
24 more rapid chargers
We've chosen locations for 24 Be.EV rapid chargers using an initial £3m of Clean Air Early Measures funding. All the chargers are due to be installed by summer 2022.
Soho Street, Bolton (two chargers)
The Rock multi-storey car park, Goodall Street, Bury
Mill Gate Shopping Centre car park, Bury
Oldham Civic Centre car park, West Street, Oldham
Housing Units, Wickentree Lane, Failsworth
Angel Street, Manchester
Liverpool Road (outside Science & Industry Museum), Manchester
Birley Fields car park, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hulme
Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwistle Road, Rochdale
Heywood Civic Centre car park, Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood
Wellington Road, Swinton
Newbridge Lane car park, Stockport
Massie Street car park, Cheadle
Active Ashton, Water Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Darnton Road, Ashton-under-Lyne
Trafford General Hospital (parking bays outside building 22), Moorside Road, Davyhulme
Loire Drive, Wigan
Harrogate Street, Wigan
Crescent House, University of Salford, Crescent, Salford
Levenshulme Railway Station car park, Albert Road, Levenshulme
Hardman Street taxi rank, Spinningfields, Manchester (Hackney only)
Installation in progress
Two further rapid charging points coming soon (location TBC)
Dedicated Be.EV taxi and private hire charging points
We're introducing 60 rapid charging points across Greater Manchester dedicated only for EV private hire (PHV) and hackney drivers, using £5.9m of government funding. They'll become part of the Be.EV charging network.
We began with more than 100 possible sites, in car parks or public land owned by local councils or Transport for Greater Manchester. After gathering feedback from taxi and private hire drivers and operators, we’re now planning to install two sets of chargers in 30 locations, with each local authority area in Greater Manchester having three sites. Please check back here in summer 2022 for details of the final locations.
The first rapid charger available to all Greater Manchester EV hackney cabs and PHVs is currently scheduled to go live from mid-2022, with all 60 chargers due to be installed by mid-2023.
In partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, we’ll be launching six fast chargers in Manchester and Bury for use by eCar Club members. It’s part of an eHUBS pilot funded by Interreg North-West Europe, offering affordable and easy ways to hire one of 12 electric cars and 25 eCargo bikes for as little as half an hour. Two cars are already available in Didsbury Park and Ride car park.
Park and Ride
We’re building new Park and Ride sites at Whitefield, Walkden and Radcliffe, making it easier for drivers to park up and continue their journey on public transport. As they open in 2022, each new car park will have two fast Be.EV charging points.