Ecotricity to introduce new tariff from June
May 22, 2017: Almost a year after introducing ‘charging for charging’ on the Electric Highway, Ecotricity have announced a new pricing structure which will take effect from 26th June. Currently the main tariff for non-Ecotricity customers is £6 for 30 minutes (on 50 kW DC...
Wireless charging on the move tested by Renault
May 19, 2017: Renault has developed a new prototype vehicle that is able to charge wirelessly on the move. The dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system would remove the need for EV drivers to have to stop and plug-in to recharge the batteries. Using...
EV Driver signs deal with Fortum Charge & Drive
May 18, 2017: EV Driver has signed an agreement with Fortum Charge & Drive, which will enable the EV charging network to expand its reach by using the Nordic firm’s cloud solution. EV Driver’s existing network EV points will be operated via Fortum’s Charge &...
InstaVolt confirms UK-wide rapid charger roll-out
May 17, 2017: InstaVolt is set to install more than 200 rapid charge points from US firm ChargePoint. The multi-million pound deal will see the InstaVolt work with what is claimed to be the world’s largest EV charging network, installing the American units across the...
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.
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.