ChargePlace Scotland is a national network of EV charge points, operated by SWARCO on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The network requires users to first sign up with an account, before they can then access ChargePlace Scotland charge points via either RFID card or smartphone app. Many charge points are free to access once the account has been set up, including rapid chargers and units on key tourist routes.
ChargePlace Scotland network costs
Membership cost: £10 one-off fee for RFID card
Free app download
Cost per charge: Often Free: payment system in place in certain regions
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a ChargePlace Scotland 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.
How to use the ChargePlace Scotland network
Access to the ChargePlace Scotland network is made via either an RFID card or a smartphone app.
Finding ChargePlace Scotland points on Zap-Map
All ChargePlace Scotland 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 available to use by ChargePlace Scotland customers.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
About ChargePlace Scotland
The ChargePlace Scotland network is one of the most important in the country, and is an active advocate for EV use in the region. Funded and developed by the Scottish Government through grant funding for local authorities and other organisations, the network is operated by SWARCO (having previously been operated by Charge Your Car). Charging costs vary across the network and are set by the local authorities or businesses that own the charge points.