Be.EV is the new public charging network for Greater Manchester. Operated by Amey on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester, the network replaces the outgoing GMEV set up.
Access to Be.EV units is available for users with a Charge Your Car RFID card – as used by the GMEV network – or any RFID-enabled card, including contactless bank cards during the transition, after users have registered. Usage is free during the transition, but will require payment once fully transferred to Be.EV, which is expected to be by autumn 2020.
Be.EV network costs
Membership cost: None
Fast units: TBC /kWh
Rapid units: TBC /kWh
Reduced fees for Be.EV members – membership scheme to be announced in due course.
Free charging on Be.EV points during change over from GMEV.
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an Be.EV 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.
Be.EV network access
Access to the Be.EV network is made via RFID card linked to the users registered account, or by contactless bank card. Payment is then taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charging session is complete.
Finding Be.EV points on Zap-Map
All Be.EV 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 Be.EV.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Be.EV is operated by infrastructure and utilities giant Amey, on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester. The new network has replaced the previous GMEV network, which was in operation for around six years, and boosted the region’s transition to electric vehicles.
Operated as a pay-as-you-go network, Be.EV has upgraded existing GMEV fast chargers, installed new fast units, and added rapid charge points to the area.