Operated by ChargePoint Services, GeniePoint is a national charging network with particular responsibility for both the Hampshire and Cornwall regions, and rapid chargers in Cumbria.
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. GeniePoint also offers RFID card or smartphone app access to customers.
How much does the GeniePoint network cost?
Membership cost: Free to register
Free app download – £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.
How to use the GeniePoint network
Access to GeniePoint units is made via either RFID card or app. All units can be accessed via the app which is free, 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. There is also an emergency access option which allows EV drivers to charge from one of the network’s points without first registering. A premium SMS message stops and starts the charging process in this situation.
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
GeniePoint’s parent company ChargePoint Services provides charge points to public, workplace and private sectors, and has around 100 units on its public network. This means that more than 200 connectors are available for customers to use, with most being connectors for either fast or rapid units.