ChargerNet network

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ChargerNet is a regional network of EV charge points covering Dorset – primarily Bournemouth and Poole – and is operated by Charge Your Car on behalf of local authorities in the area.

Those who want to join the network need to sign up with an account before they can access ChargerNet charge points. Once registration is complete, points can be operated via RFID card or smartphone app.

The ChargerNet network is almost entirely made up of rapid chargers, which have a set usage fee based on time plugged in. An RFID card has an annual cost of £20, though the Charge Your Car app is free to download.

ChargerNet network costs


Membership cost:
£20 per annum for RFID card
Free app download

Cost per charge:
Rapids – £4 for first hour
then £12 after that

To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a ChargerNet 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.

ChargerNet network access

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Access to the Chargernet network is made via either an RFID card or a smartphone app. A pay-as-you-go phone service is available for those who don’t have an RFID card or can’t download the app.

Finding ChargerNet points on Zap-Map

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All ChargerNet 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 ChargerNet customers and customers of associated networks.

Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.


Accessing points on other networks

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Operated by Charge Your Car, ChargerNet members can use the rest of the CYC network’s points across the UK. Like the regional network, access is via RFID card or app. Most points are free to use after a connection fee, but some – especially rapids – are subject to tariffs.
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ChargerNet members can use ChargePoint Scotland‘s points since the Scottish network is also operated by Charge Your Car. ChargePlace Scotland points don’t have any usage costs – including no connection fee – and all ChargerNet members are eligible for the same free usage.
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Greater Manchester’s regional network GMEV is run by Charge Your Car, with around 90 devices available for users. Access is via RFID card or app, and membership allows ChargerNet customers to use other GMEV devices as part of the umbrella CYC network.
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Source West is the regional network covering the South West of England, and is run by Charge Your Car. Like the ChargerNet network, access is via RFID card or app and allows customers to use Source West devices in the region.
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Backed by Merseytravel, Charge Your Car operates the Recharge network for EV drivers in Liverpool, Cheshire, and Chester. Units are free to use and can be accessed via CYC RFID card or smartphone app.
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Based in the South East of England, the Energise network has been set up by local authorities in Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, and is operated by Charge Your Car. ChargerNet members can access Energise points too, using their RFID card or app.

About ChargerNet

There are around 20 ChargerNet charge points on Zap-Map, with more than 50 connectors available for network members. Members also have access to the wider Charge Your Car network, with more than 1,000 charge points and 1,500 connectors available.

The network is an important one in the region, and focuses on the deployment of rapid chargers to help EV drivers both visit the area and pass through. As a key tourist region, the network supports Dorset, and drivers travelling between other popular tourist counties, from Hampshire to Devon.