New bill announced to improve EV charge point numbers and access
June 21, 2017: Added support for the UK’s electric car market has been announced in the Queen’s Speech today (Wednesday 21st June). The Government’s proposals to boost charge point numbers and improve accessibility was part of an Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill announced in Parliament...
EV road trip marks 100,000 plug-in car sales
June 19, 2017: To celebrate more than 100,000 plug-in cars having been sold in the UK, 25 electric and plug-in hybrid cars drove from London to Milton Keynes yesterday (Sunday 18th June). Organised by Chargemaster, the road trip covered around 100,000 meters in cars as...
Smart EV line up goes on sale
June 16, 2017: Smart has announced UK prices for its electric drive range, with the EV model line-up starting from £16,420 including OLEV’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). The smart fortwo electric drive is the entry point to the range, with the larger forfour electric drive...
More points for streetlight EV charge point network
June 15, 2017: Ubitricity has announced that it is expanding its network of streetlight EV charge points on National Clean Air Day. The charging sockets will now also be found in Richmond, adding to the existing London boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, Westminster, and Kensington &...
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 90,000 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.
- Ok #energy industry, you're talking the talk, but when it comes to buying a #low-emission or #electricvehicle do you rev the #BEV or #PHEV? - 17 hours ago
- @_StephenJDavis @ElecHighway @ecotricity Yes agreed it will be great to have more, just funny the text sounded like it was a new idea! - 17 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 2016. The Zap-Map EV buying guide will help you decide whether an electric car is right for you.