E.ON Drive is a new network to the UK, with plans to install huge numbers of public EV charge points in the coming years, including more than 180 ultra-rapid chargers across UK and Europe by 2020. The network already has huge numbers of charge points available across Europe, with E.ON Drive set to expand quickly to these shores, rolling-out of fast, rapid, and ultra-rapid units.
Access is via the network’s website, E.ON Drive app, or RFID card, and there are no membership fees from the energy company-backed network.
E.ON Drive network costs
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge: Cost varies depending on pointTypically between 30p-40p per kWh
No connection or subscription fees
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an E.ON Drive 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.
E.ON Drive network access
Access to the E.ON Drive network is made via the network’s smartphone app, by paying online, or via RFID card. Users register an account, and £15 is pre-loaded onto their balance to use for charging.
Finding E.ON Drive points on Zap-Map
All E.ON Drive 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 E.ON Drive.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
E.ON Drive currently has no links with other networks, so there is no cross-network compatibility. To use other networks, users will need to sign up like any other customer.
About E.ON Drive
E.ON Drive operates a European wide network and is expanding its public charging network across the UK. This will include fast, rapid and ultra fast charging points, which can be accessed via mobile app, RFID card or on a pay-as-you go basis.
There are currently two E.ON Drive points on Zap-Map, with four connectors available for network customers.