Networks offer free EV charging on Clean Air Day
June 21, 2018: A number of public charging networks are offering EV drivers free charging today – Clean Air Day 21st June 2018. Pod Point, InstaVolt, Franklin Energy, and Electric Blue will all be offering customers charging at no cost throughout the day. Methods vary,...
Alfa Power backed REA guide provides council support
June 20, 2018: The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has launched a guide offering advice to local authorities to help boost EV uptake. Sponsored by Alfa Power, the Taking Charge publication calls on councils to create ‘Energy Boards’ and appoint an ‘EV Champion’. These ideas are...
First MK Promise EV charge point installed
June 19, 2018: The first charging point under Milton Keynes Council’s “MK Promise” scheme has been installed by Chargemaster, for use by residents of Wavendon House, a Grade II listed former outpost of Bletchley Park. The MK Promise initiative allows local residents to apply for...
Zap-Map releases new Route Planner
June 19, 2018: Zap-Map has released a new smart Route Planner on its Android app, to help EV drivers plan longer electric journeys. Building on the current Zap-Map app with UK-wide charge point data, EV drivers can now plan their routes using the ‘quick plan’,...
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 information on charging points and electric vehicles to help you make best use of your EV or PHEV – see below for more.
Charging your EV
Thinking about going electric and want to know about charging? Take a look at our handy charging guide which covers connector types and speeds, charging at home, on the public network and provides a charging overview for most EVs.
Home charging calculator
Use our new tool to find out how much it will cost and how long it will take to charge an electric vehicle at home. Try the companion “Public Charging Calculator” to see costs to charge when you are out and about.
With around 60 different electric models available in the UK, more than 130,000 registered EVs on UK roads, and a growing public charge point infrastructure of over 5,000 locations, 2018 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.
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.
- Today is #CleanAirDay so we've made our Open Charge network FREE to use! So go on, enjoy a FREE charge on us. Full https://t.co/hH7WIT2it8 - 10 minutes ago
- It's #CleanAirDay, and EV charging networks are doing their bit! Free charging on @Pod_Point, @InstaVoltUK, https://t.co/8FuUNWOWE9 - 31 minutes 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 2018. The Zap-Map EV buying guide will help you decide whether an electric car is right for you.