ESB holds one of the Transport for London (TfL) concessions to provide rapid charging points for the capital’s EV taxi drivers. With comprehensive coverage in Ireland, ESB has extensive experience in operating an EV public charging network, and has expanded into London with its EV Solutions (Taxi) network, providing rapid charge points dedicated for taxi-only use.
ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) charge points can be accessed with an RFID card or smartphone app, with both pay-as-you-go and subscription access available. The network is split between taxi-only and public-use points, but access requirements are the same across the EV Solutions network.
How much does the ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) network cost?
ESB EV Solutions (Taxi)
Membership cost: £4 per month
First 12 months freesubscription for taxi drivers
Cost per charge: 25p/kWh
No connection fee
No connection fee
Free app download
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) public 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 EV Solutions (Taxi) network
Access to the ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) network is made via the network’s EV Plug-In app or an ESB EV Solutions RFID card. Taxi drivers can use the network on a pay as you go basis with the EV Plug In app, though ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) subscribers will receive an RFID card for access. Drivers can register an account with ESB EV solutions, with the driver billed once the charging session is complete.
Finding ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) points on Zap-Map
All ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter and the ‘Show “taxi only” points on app’ function in the Zap-Map settings. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those rapid points available on the ESB EV Solutions (Taxi) network.
ESB is a Zap-Map 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 or available, alongside the traditional reports indicating whether the unit is operational or out of order.
Accessing points on other networks
Although there is currently no cross-network compatibility, ESB – the energy provider behind the EV Solutions (Taxi) network – also operates the below EV public charging networks.
About ESB EV Solutions (Taxi)
The ESB EV Solutions network is operated by ESB on behalf of TfL as part of London’s rapid EV charging infrastructure roll-out, and all London points use 100% renewable electricity.
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 Rebiblic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
As a Zap-Map dynamic data partner, all ESB EV charging networks display live status information on Zap-Map desktop and app.