Zap-Map shortlisted for Business Green Technology Awards
November 26, 2015: Zap-Map is delighted to be shortlisted for the inaugural Business Green Technology Awards which are celebrating the most exciting and innovative clean technologies in the UK today. Shortlisted in the App of the Year category, Zap-Map is among a list of digital...
Zap-Map 3.0 Beta released
November 26, 2015: Zap-Map is pleased to announce the release of Zap-Map 3.0 (BETA). The updated map includes new community features (Zap-Chat), improved route-planning and advanced filters to make finding and using charging points around the UK easier for EV drivers. The UK public charging network is...
Polar Instant changes rates
November 24, 2015: Members of the Polar Instant Pay as you Go charging network will see a change in rates from Tuesday 1st December, with a £1.20 admin fee charged each time an EV is connected to a charging post. The Polar Instant scheme, run...
Next Green Car Awards 2015 recognise top plug-in models
November 24, 2015: Plug-in models have taken a number of prizes at the Next Green Car Awards 2015. The awards aim to highlight the year’s best green cars and see two pure-EVs and six plug-in hybrids claim titles. Chosen from a shortlist of 40 models...
Welcome to the Zap-Map Website
Zap-Map is a website covering all aspects of charging points and electric vehicles. Built around our UK-wide charging point map, the site also provides up-to-date information on owning and driving an electric vehicle (EV). Use our the Zap-Map search tools to help you find charge points compatible with your electric vehicle.
Charge Point Types
There are four main EV charging types: Slow (up to 3kW) which is best suited for 6-8 hours overnight; Fast (7-22kW) which can fully recharge some models in 3-4 hours; and Rapid AC and DC (43-50kW) which are able to provide an 80% charge in around 30 minutes.
zap stats – 1 Dec 2015
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With nearly thirty different electric models available in the UK, over 43,000 registered EVs on UK roads, and a growing public charge point infrastructure of over 3,500 locations, 2015 is a great time to go electric. The next few years will see yet more EV models launched in the UK by all the major car and van manufacturers.
Explore the UK Charge Point Map
- The @BMW_UK #popup now in @CabotCircus #bristol until Sunday 13th. Test drive #i3 @dicklovett @BMWi https://t.co/uUUr8LvD0z - 40 minutes ago
- Dale Vince live on @bbcfivelive now discussing EV and @ElecHighway - Five Live Daily with Adrian Chiles - 54 minutes ago
Use the Zap-Map search tools to find charging points across the UK. Search by location, charger type, connector and electric vehicle model
Our unique charge point selector shows which charge points and connector types current EV models are compatible with. With this easy-to-use tool you simply choose a specific vehicle model to generate a list of suitable charger types and connector information.
Zap-Map is focused on providing the best possible information to support the growing EV community. Users can submit a new charge point for inclusion on Zap-Map and report an issue with an existing unit. Join the Zap-Map Community and share with other users your EV experience. We welcome feedback on any EV or charge point issue.
EV Charging at Home or Work
There are various suppliers and government schemes available to help you obtain a charge point for your home or work place. The Zap-Map guide provides info on all the latest deals and products available for home or work charging.
Choosing an Electric Vehicle
Ready to make the move to an electric vehicle? There are now several different models on the market with more coming in 2015. The Zap-Map EV buying guide will help you decide whether an electric car is right for you.