Char.gy operates a public EV charging network that sees its units installed in lampposts for easy expansion of on-street charging. The company works with local authorities to help provide EV charging infrastructure for those without off-street charging.
Users can either access Char.gy points on a pay-as-you-go basis, or sign up to a monthly subscription plan. Access is via the network’s web app or through Zap-Pay.
Char.gy network costs
Char.gy – Casual plan
Membership cost: £38.99 per month
Cost per charge: 19.5 p/kWh200 kWh inc. in plan
Char.gy – Plus plan
Membership cost: £68.00 per month
Cost per charge: Unlimited kWh included in plan
Char.gy – Pay-as-you-Go
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge: 33p per kWh
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a Char.gy 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.
Char.gy network access
Access to the Char.gy network is via the network’s web app, or through Zap-Pay. Payment is then taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charging session is complete.
Finding Char.gy points on Zap-Map
All Char.gy 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 Char.gy.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Char.gy manufactures and operates lamppost-mounted, on-street residential electric vehicle charge points. Because there is no need to dig up the pavement – the charge points’ electricity supply is from the lamppost feed – installation is faster than with a conventional unit.
The company’s units use a Type 2 inlet, and charging at up to 7.7 kWh is possible where infrastructure allows. Char.gy went live with Zap-Pay at the end of August 2021.