ESB Energy network

esb energy charging network

ESB Energy is a network of rapid charge points in the UK concentrated in London, Coventry and Birmingham.

ESB Energy’s charge points can be accessed with Zap-Pay or the ESB app or RFID card, with both pay-as-you-go and subscription options available. The vast majority of their charge points also offer contactless payment. The network has both taxi-only and public-use points, with access requirements the same across the ESB Energy network.

See the ESB Energy (Taxi) network page

How much does the ESB Energy network cost?

ESB Energy PAYG contactless

PAYG contactless cost:
50p connection fee everywhere except Birmingham

Fast points: 40p/kWh
Rapid points: 55p/kWh

ESB Energy PAYG mobile app

PAYG mobile app cost:

Fast points: 40p/kWh
Rapid points: 45p/kWh

ESB Energy membership

£4.99 per month

Fast points: 38p/kWh
Rapid points: 42p/kWh

To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an ESB Energy 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.

How to use the ESB Energy network

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Access to the ESB Energy network is made via Zap-Pay within the Zap-Map app or using ESB’s app, RFID card and in some case contactless payment. Drivers can also register an account with ESB Energy, with the driver billed once the charging session is complete.

Finding ESB Energy points on Zap-Map

find esb energy charge points with zap-pay

All ESB Energy 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 rapid points available on the ESB Energy network.

ESB is both a Zap-Pay partner and a dynamic data partner, providing a live feed of points that helps to show the most up-to-date charge point information possible. This means Zap-Map can show if a charge point is in use, available or out of service direct from the network alongside Zap-Map user updates.


About ESB Energy

The ESB Energy network is run by ESB, and a number of the network’s charge points are operated on behalf of TfL as part of London’s rapid EV charging infrastructure roll-out.

ESB has been operating EV public charging networks since 2010 in Ireland, and developed the island-wide EV charging infrastructure – with networks in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

As a Zap-Pay partner and dynamic data partner, all ESB EV charging networks display live status information on Zap-Map desktop and app.