Energise network

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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 card
Free app download

Cost per charge:
Slow and Fast points have £1 connection fee
Remainder 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

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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

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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

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Operated by Charge Your Car, Energise 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, with most points free to use after a connection fee, but some – especially rapids – subject to tariffs.
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Energise 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 Source West members are eligible for the same free usage.
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Source West is the regional network covering the South West of England, and is run by Charge Your Car. Access is via RFID card or app, and membership also allows Source West customers to use Energise devices as part of the umbrella CYC network.
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Covering South Dorset, the ChargerNet network makes rapid charge points available to EV drivers, with a flat tariff of £4 per hour charged. Access is via the Energise RFID card or smartphone app.
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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 Energise RFID card or smartphone app.
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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 Energise customers to use other GMEV devices as part of the umbrella CYC network.

About Energise

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.