Climate Change & Sustainability

Car Charge Point Map

Electric Vehicle Charge Points in the Borough

ESB manage and maintain the current electric vehicle (EV) charge points in Northern Ireland and their locations can be found on the ESB Group website.

ESB recently received 3.2 million from the government’s levelling-up fund to support infrastructure projects.

This investment, together with ESB's own capital investment, will replace all existing fast (22kW) and rapid (50kW) EV chargers across Northern Ireland.

The project will double the existing number of rapid chargers and will also see the introduction of high-power (200kW) charging for the first time in Northern Ireland through the delivery of five high-power charging (200kW) hubs in strategic locations. These high-power charging hubs can charge multiple vehicles simultaneously and can provide an EV with 100km of range in as little as six minutes.

Mid and East Antrim actively pursue funding made available by the UK Government, NI Executive and other sources for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure within the borough and have joined two EV consortiums to ensure Council utilise this.

The NI Electric Vehicle Consortium has been successful in securing £1,348,370 of funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) for electric vehicle charge-points in residential areas across Northern Ireland. The charge points will be fast (22kW) typically charging in 1-2 hrs. OZEV approved 14 new fast charge points to be installed across Mid and East Antrim by September 2023.

Sites Approved by OZEV/Department for Infrastructure


Waveney Road, adjacent to Household Recycling Centre, Ballymena BT43 5BA
The Showgrounds, Warden Street, Ballymena (x2) BT43 7DR
Broughshane Community Centre, 21 Knockan Road, Broughshane BT42 4JY
Kells & Connor Community Centre, Glenaan Park, Kells BT42 3JX
Riverdale Car Park, Larne BT40 1LB
Greenland Community Centre, 162a Old Glenarm Rd, Larne BT40 1TS
Cairngorm Drive, Larne (NIHE) BT40 2AH
Larne Leisure Centre, 28 Tower Road, Larne (x2) BT40 1AB
Amphitheatre Leisure Centre, Prince William Way, Carrickfergus BT38 7HP
Castle Car Park, Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG
Castleview Road, Whitehead, Islandmagee Road, Whitehead, Carrickfergus BT38 9NE
Bridewell Drive, Carrickfergus (NIHE) BT38 8JN

An additional 3 rapid (50kW) chargers will be installed in the borough by September 2023 through Council’s participation in the FASTER Project Consortium, which recently secured €6,407,513.23 funding through the INTERREG VA Programme.

These rapid EV charge points can achieve an 80% charge in 20 minutes.

The project will provide a “necklace” of 73 rapid EV charge points from Western Scotland, through Northern Ireland and the six border counties in Ireland.

Sites Approved by FASTER Project/Department for Infrastructure Postcode
Ecos Centre, Kernohans Lane, Ballymena BT43 7QA
Amphitheatre Leisure Centre, Prince William Way, Carrickfergus BT38 7HP
Larne Leisure Centre, 28 Tower Road, Larne (x2) BT40 1AB

The Department for Infrastructure has set up an EV Infrastructure Task Force which brings together representatives from the government, consumers, energy providers, industry and EV drivers to consider EV Infrastructure requirements in Northern Ireland. 

The task force will help set out a clear action plan by autumn 2022 to deliver a fit-for-purpose, modern EV charging network.