Chargemaster POLAR becomes largest rapid network in UK
October 16, 2017: Chargemaster has announced that it now has the UK’s largest rapid charger EV network, with the 300th rapid unit installed at the Best Western Garden Court hotel in Aylesbury. According to Zap-Map’s statistics, there are currently 289 Electric Highway rapid charge units...
Shell acquires NewMotion to provide EV charging services
October 13, 2017: Royal Dutch Shell is to buy Dutch-based NewMotion, one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging networks, enabling the oil giant to enter the rapidly growing EV charging market. NewMotion, which has access to more than 30,000 public charging stations across Europe. This...
E.ON launches renewables tariff for EVs
October 11, 2017: E.ON has launched a new tariff for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners which uses energy purchased from 100% renewable electricity and green gas. E.ON Fixed 1 Year Electric Vehicle is a dual rate tariff which offers customers access to a competitive...
September sees sustained growth in EV sales
October 10, 2017: The UK electric car market continued to see sustained growth in September with plug-in cars representing 1.8% of all new cars sales. With diesel sales plummeting, car buyers appear to be switching to plug-in vehicles in greater numbers than ever before. Overall...
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.
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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.