Currently focused in the North West, the LiFe network is operated by Franklin Energy, which has plans to expand the number of EV charge points it has across the UK within two years.
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:30p per kWh used Minimum £2 charge
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.
Accessing points on other networks
Franklin Energy, the firm behind the LiFe network, is based in Liverpool and provide charge points to both domestic and commercial customers. On top of that, the company runs the LiFe network, which Franklin Energy plans to expand to include 1,500 fast and rapid points by the end of 2021.
There are currently more than 50 LiFe charge points showing dynamic data on Zap-Map, with over 90 connectors available for network customers.