Led by the local authorities in the region, the Energise EV charging network provides charge points for public use in the South East of England.
To access the network, users first need to sign up for an account. Once registration is complete, Energise points can then be accessed with an RFID card or smartphone app.
Many Energise charge points incur a £1 connection fee but are free to use after this. Rapid chargers re free to use, though there is an annual £20 cost for the RFID card to access GMEV points of any charging speed.
Energise network costs
Membership cost: £20 per annum for RFID cardFree app download
Cost per charge:Slow and Fast points have £1 connection feeRemainder of charge is Free
Rapid chargers: Free
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an Energise 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.
Energise network access
Access to the Energise network is made via either an RFID card or a smartphone app. Alternatively, if the user has no RFID card, they can pay by phone upon arrival.
Finding Energise points on Zap-Map
All Energise 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 Energise members 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 10 Energise charge points on Zap-Map, with more than 20 connectors available for network customers. Members also have access to the wider Charge Your Car network, with more than 1,000 charge points and 1,500 connectors available.
Energise has managed to link together a number of points from different networks in the region, improving accessibility for local EV drivers.
Established by local authorities from across Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, Energise was created to help support the promotion of electric vehicle uptake in the region by making access simpler.