GMEV network

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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 are 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 card
Free app download

Cost per charge:
Slow and Fast points: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

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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

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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

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Operated by Charge Your Car, GMEV members can use the rest of the CYC network’s points across the UK. Like the regional network, access is via RFID card or app, with most points free to use after a connection fee, but some – especially rapids – subject to tariffs.
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GMEV members can use ChargePoint Scotland‘s points since the Scottish network is also operated by Charge Your Car. ChargePlace Scotland points don’t have any usage costs – including no connection fee – and all GMEV members are eligible for the same free usage.
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Source West is the regional network covering the South West of England, and is run by Charge Your Car. Access is via RFID card or app, and membership also allows GMEV customers to use Source West devices as part of the umbrella CYC network.
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Covering South Dorset, the ChargerNet network makes rapid charge points available to EV drivers, with a flat tariff of £4 per hour charged. Access is via the GMEV CYC RFID card or smartphone app.
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Backed by Merseytravel, Charge Your Car operates the Recharge network for EV drivers in Liverpool, Cheshire, and Chester. Units are free to use and can be accessed via CYC RFID card or smartphone app.
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Based in the South East of England, the Energise network has been set up by local authorities in Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, and is operated by Charge Your Car. GMEV members can access Energise points too, using their RFID card or app.

About GMEV

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.