Three million EVs now on the road worldwide
February 16, 2018: There are more than three million electric vehicles on the road worldwide according to data collated by ZSW – the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg. The non-profit organisation puts the figure for the start of 2018 at 3.2 million...
Wandsworth set for huge EV charge point investment
February 14, 2018: Wandsworth Borough Council has announced that it will install hundreds of new EV charge points for residents and visitors, to help encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the area. Councillors will be told at a meeting next week that a multi-million...
London borough switches on lamp post chargers
February 13, 2018: With the roll-out of more than 50 new charge-points, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has the largest lamp-post EV charging network in London. Launched by Robert Llewellyn, the council’s on-street EV charge points allow residents to charge their car’s battery...
InstaVolt expands forecourt coverage
February 13, 2018: InstaVolt has agreed a deal to install its rapid charge points at a number of Cornwall Garage Group sites. The petrol station firm owns 18 forecourts in England, and InstaVolt will install its rapid DC chargers at nine of them initially. Access...
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.
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 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.
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 2018. The Zap-Map EV buying guide will help you decide whether an electric car is right for you.