GeniePoint is a national charging network, owned and run by ChargePoint Services, operating rapid and fast EV charge points in England, Scotland, and Wales.
There is no cost to register for the network, and GeniePoint has a simple tariff scale, with only a few regional exceptions. Most charge points have a connection fee followed by a cost per kWh, though there are some free units available. The GeniePoint Network is accessed via mobile web app or via RFID card. There is a fee for a ChargePoint Services RFID card but customers can link up and use their own RFID card if preferred.
How much does the GeniePoint network cost?
Membership cost: Free to register
Free web app – £9 fee for RFID card
Cost per charge: 30p/kWh for Type 2 units – 7kW & 22 kW – plus 50p connection fee
30p/kWh for rapid units – plus £1 connection fee
London units – within M25 – have an increased connection fee of £1.80, but charging costs remain at 30p/kWh and no change to Type 2 points
Cumbrian units have no connection fee, just the standard price per kWh used.
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a GeniePoint 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 GeniePoint network
Access to GeniePoint units is made via either RFID card or the web app. All units can be accessed via the web app which is free and accessible from a standard web browser, with a one off cost for the RFID card. Bank account details are registered to either set-up to charge fees too.
GeniePoint allows any RFID card to be registered to access the network’s points, including TfL’s Oyster card and those from other networks.
Finding GeniePoint on Zap-Map
All GeniePoint charge 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 GeniePoint customers.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
The GeniePoint web app and RFID card work only on the network’s points, with no cross-network compatibility available. To use other network points, drivers must first follow the same processes as any other customer.
The GeniePoint Network is owned and run by ChargePoint Services who provide public, private and workplace charging solutions. There are currently more than 360 publicly available GeniePoint chargers with the majority being rapid and the remainder fast chargers. ChargePoint Services is an Engie company, having been acquired in 2019.