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 cardFree app download
Cost per charge: Rapids – £4 for first hourthen £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
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
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
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.