Top 5 unusual places to stop off and charge your car
November 23, 2017: Aiming to save drivers from dull motorway service stations and encouraging more interesting ways to travel, The Extra Mile guide suggests some of the best stop-offs available across the UK for drivers. As such, electric vehicle drivers have been considered too, with...
Budget boost for UK EV market
November 23, 2017: The UK’s electric vehicle market received a £540 million boost from yesterday’s Autumn Budget 2017 announcements, with the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) and EV charging prioritised. With additional investment of £100 million, the PiCG will continue until at least 2020, while £400...
Next Green Car Awards 2017 loaded with EVs
November 22, 2017: The Next Green Car Awards 2017 have been launched, with this year’s shortlist featuring a number of plug-in models. Covering eight categories, 32 models from 18 manufacturers are vying for a Next Green Car Award in total. Of those 32 models, more...
Zap Analysis: Supermarkets
November 21, 2017: Supermarkets are a regular destination for drivers, and hence an important location for EV charging points. This analysis of the Zap-Map database, looks at the profile of charging points by supermarket brand, speed and network to see how the provision is developing....
Zap-Map enables electric vehicle (EV) drivers to locate, navigate to and update charge points for the benefit of the EV community. Take a look at the map or download the app to find charge points near you or on your typical journey. Zap-Map also provides info to help you make best use of your new electric vehicle – see below for more.
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.
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With over 40 different electric models available in the UK, more than 110,000 registered EVs on UK roads, and a growing public charge point infrastructure of over 4,000 locations, 2017 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.
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.
- This year's contenders for the Next Green Car Awards 2017 Citycar prize - https://t.co/U7jUqueMxF #NGCAwards2017 https://t.co/iMoZjoDwsE - 9 hours ago
- New guide 'The Extra Mile' finds nicer alternatives to motorway service stations - including EV charging locations https://t.co/WmuupZtNGU - 12 hours ago
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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 or plug-in hybrid? There are now many different models on the market with more coming in 2017. The Zap-Map EV buying guide will help you decide whether an electric car is right for you.