The GMEV regional network of EV charge points covers Greater Manchester, and is operated by Charge Your Car on behalf of Transport for Manchester.
Those who want to join the network need to sign up with an account before they can access GMEV (Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Scheme) charge points. Once registration is complete, points can be operated via RFID card or smartphone app.
Many GMEV 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.
GMEV network costs
Membership cost: £20 per annum for RFID cardFree app download
Cost per charge:Slow and Fast points have £1 connection feeRemainder of charge is Free
Rapid chargers: Free
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a GMEV 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.
GMEV network access
Access to the GMEV 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 GMEV points on Zap-Map
All GMEV 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 GMEV 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
There are around 170 GMEV charge points on Zap-Map, with almost 300 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.
The network is an important one in the Greater Manchester area, covering Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, and Wigan.
Set up by Transport for Greater Manchester, GMEV was created to help support the promotion of electric vehicle uptake in the region.