Itchen Bridge electric vehicle and business cards

Electric vehicle concession

Owners of fully electric vehicles living in the following council areas can currently cross the bridge free of charge* with a SmartCities card:

Southampton City Council, New Forest District Council, Test Valley Borough Council, Winchester District Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, Fareham Borough Council, Gosport Borough Council, Havant Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council.

To apply for an electric vehicle concession please read sections 5 and 8 of the SmartCities application form for documents required and where to apply. A photograph is not required unless other SmartCities services are being applied for.

SmartCities application form

Document copies can be also be sent by post. If you have any concerns about providing information in this way we recommend sending by recorded mail.

Please note: The electric vehicle concession is subject to annual review and may be withdrawn to maintain the financial and future prospects of the bridge, to avoid causing traffic congestion in areas adjacent to the bridge and to preserve the character and amenities of the local area (as per the provisions outlined in Section 22 of the Hampshire Act 1983). Any electric vehicle concession cards that have been issued prior to the withdrawal of the electric vehicle concession will remain valid until they expire.

*The applicant needs to be the registered keeper of the vehicle and the vehicle needs to be registered to the address of the applicant.

SmartCities card terms and conditions/Privacy

Itchen Bridge account for businesses

Business can manage an account with multiple cards for their vehicles online.

The Concessionary toll is available to:

  • Owners and operators of vehicles registered to and operating from the commercial concession zone
  • Hackney carriages licensed to Southampton with a height at first axle of over 1.33m
  • Private hire vehicles licensed to Southampton with a height at first axle of over 1.33m
  • Owners of oversize non-commercial vehicles (e.g. camper vans) residing within the business concession zone

Print out the SmartCities Itchen Bridge Business account application form

SmartCities card terms and conditions/Privacy

The commercial concession zone

The commercial concession zone covers Woolston, Weston and Sholing. This area is:

  • Bounded on the north by Sholing Road, South East Road and Heathfield Road
  • Bounded on the east by the city boundary
  • Bounded on the south and west by the river and shoreline
  • Including all those premises situated on the northwards extension of Hazel Road

The concessionary zone is the area shown within the thick black line on the downloadable commercial concession zone map

Holders of SmartCities cards for the business concessionary toll will be contacted to renew their cards annually.

For further information:

Telephone: 023 8083 3008


Address: SmartCities, Room 215, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY