Musk promotes use of solar energy with new Tesla power wall
May 5, 2015: Elon Musk and Tesla have revealed their latest innovation, designed to enable a global shift in power generation, from environmentally damaging fossil fuels to renewable solar energy. The Tesla power wall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar...
Volvo announces improvements to XC90 plug-in hybrid
April 30, 2015: Volvo has unveiled improvements to its new plug-in hybrid, the XC90. According to the official test results, the XC90 now has CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. The improvement over the earlier announced figures were achieved thanks to the continuous innovation cycle at...
Tesla puts Model X crash avoidance technology to the test
April 29, 2015: With the Tesla’s 3rd production electric vehicle, the Model X, due for launch this year, the Californian-based company has been spotted carrying out some final on-the-road testing on some the car’s autonomous technology features. Youtuber, Yann Kerhervé, captured a sneak preview of...
San Francisco invests in solar EV charging technology
April 28, 2015: San Francisco has made electric vehicles an even greener and more sustainable form of transport by commissioning the installation of three solar EV charging stations. Although, battery electric vehicles themselves offer zero-tailpipe emissions, the electricity that they run on is often not...
Welcome to the Zap-Map Website
Zap-Map is a website covering all aspects of charging points and electric vehicles. Built around ourUK-wide charging point map, the site also provides up-to-date information on owning and driving an electric vehicle (EV). Use our the Zap-Map search tools to help you find charge points compatible with your electric vehicle.
Use the Zap-Map search tools to find charging points across the UK. Search by location, charger type, connector and electric vehicle model
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With nearly thirty different electric models available in the UK, over 32,500 registered EVs on UK roads, and a growing public charge point infrastructure of over 3,000 locations, 2015 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.
Explore the UK Charge Point Map
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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.
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.
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? There are now several different models on the market with more coming in 2015. The Zap-Map EV buying guide will help you decide whether an electric car is right for you.