ZeroNet is a national network of pay-as-you-go charge points, created by the Zero Carbon World charity for the hospitality industry.
There are no membership fees or access systems, with locations able to set their fees should they wish – though Zero Carbon World encourages businesses to keep charging free.
How much does the ZeroNet network cost?
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge: Dependent on point owner – contact beforehand to check pricing
Many points free for destination’s customers
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from Zero Carbon World public charge point (where applicable), head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.
How to use the ZeroNet network
No need for RFID cards or apps. Each point location allows drivers to just plug in and charge. The majority of charge points use Type 2 connectors, though there are also points on the network which use the Commando charging standard. Where found, these are typically paired with three-pin sockets.
Finding ZeroNet on Zap-Map
All ZeroNet charge points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points that come under the ZeroNet umbrella.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networksAs there are no access devices – RFID card, app etc – ZeroNet users can’t access other network’s points. To use other network points, drivers must first follow the same processes as any other customer.
ZeroNet has been set up by the Zero Carbon World charity as part of its brief to provide clear decarbonisation messages. Charge points are donated to the charity, with these then made available to businesses in the hospitality industry to apply for. The intention is that businesses are then able to provide charging for EV drivers while they stay, eat, or relax, with the added convenience for drivers making it more likely that they will choose that particular destination to visit.
Based in Bath, the ZeroNet network has more than 450 points on Zap-Map, providing in excess of 750 connectors for EV drivers to charge on.