Predominantly focused in the North West, the LiFe network is operated by Liverpool-based Franklin Energy. The network won the contract to take over and operate the Recharge network for the Liverpool City Region.
Users can either sign up for free and pay-per-usage with an account, or drivers can access points on a pay-as-you-go basis.
LiFe network costs
Membership cost: Free
Free app download and RFID card
Cost per charge:Typically either 27p or 30p per kWh usedScotland units: Free
Connection fees may apply
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a LiFe 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.
LiFe network access
Access to the LiFe network is made via smartphone app or RFID card, both of which are free to download/acquire. Payment is either taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charge, or credit can be added to the account beforehand.
Finding LiFe points on Zap-Map
All LiFe 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 operated by LiFe.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Franklin Energy, the firm behind the LiFe network, is based in Liverpool and provides charge points to both domestic and commercial customers. On top of that, the company runs the LiFe network.