Currently focused in the north of England, though quickly expanding, Alfa Power is setting up a public charging network focused on rapid and fast charge points for EV drivers to access.
Access to Alfa Power points is available for users that have set up an account and received an RFID card, or on a pay-as-you-go basis by using the network’s app or a smartphone’s QR reader.
Alfa Power network costs
Membership cost: None
Via app or RFID card: 30p /kWh
Via QR reader: 34p /kWh
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an Alfa Power charge point, 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.
Alfa Power network access
Access to the Alfa Power network is made via the network’s smartphone app, RFID card, or generic QR reader – which then opens up a payment portal. Payment is then taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charging session is complete.
Finding Alfa Power points on Zap-Map
All Alfa Power 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 operated by Alfa Power.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
Alfa Power’s points are only accessible by network customers. Likewise, customers of other networks are not able to use Alfa Power points without first either creating an account with the network, or paying the pay-as-you-go fee.
About Alfa Power
Alfa Power is part of the Group Alfa consortium, and is developing a network of EV charge points across the UK – all powered by renewable energy. Locations are also being chosen where there is a key need for charge points from EV drivers, and where there is a genuine business case.
The company’s units use are triple-header rapid chargers, offering speeds of up to 60-100 kW DC on CCS and CHAdeMO, up to 43 kW on Type 2 AC, plus also the option to charge at 22 kW AC using an untethered cable. There are currently more than 10 Alfa Power charge points on Zap-Map, over 30 connectors available for network customers.