All charge points on the Be.EV network are currently free, and users can access units via the Be.EV app or RFID card. Since mid January it is no longer possible to use the old GMEV / CYC card to access the network. The new Be.EV card can be obtained by registering on the Be.EV app (available on the App Store and Google Play). If users do not want to register for a free account, they can also access the charge point via be-ev.co.uk/payment. A contactless payment option will become available soon for rapid chargers once the payment tariff is introduced later in 2021.
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 the Be.EV app or RFID card. Alternatively if users do not want to become a member they can access chargers via be-ev.co.uk/payment from any mobile device. A contactless payment option will also be available soon for rapid chargers.
Finding Be.EV points on Zap-MapAll 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.