Pod Point Network

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Pod Point operates the Pod Point network, which aims to offer a charge point everywhere drivers park. The network focuses on fast charging options, with only a few slow chargers available, and an increasing number of rapid charge points installed.

The majority of Pod Point units are free to use, though a small number incur a pay-as-you-go charge. All points are accessed via the Pod Point smartphone or web app

How much does the Pod Point network cost?

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Membership cost: Free

Free app download

Cost per charge: Most points free
where applicable tariffs priced per hour or per kWh

 

How to use the Pod Point network

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Pod Point has an extensive UK-wide network, which requires a smartphone app or use of a web app to access the units. There are no membership costs for use, and Pod Point also offers a 15 minute emergency charging buffer to confirm usage.

This means that users can plug in their car and it will start charging immediately, with a 15 minute grace period allowed to make sure drivers can still confirm charging on their device, even when there is limited or no mobile phone signal, or internet access.

Finding Pod Point on Zap-Map

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All Pod Point points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points available to use by Pod Point customers.

Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.

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Accessing points on other networks

The Pod Point app only operates the network’s points, with no cross-network compatibility available. To use other network points, drivers must first follow the same processes as any other customer.

About Pod Point

With more than 1,000 charging points and 2,000 connectors available, Pod Point is one of the UK’s largest charging networks. Founded in 2009 and based in London, Pod Point also provides charge points to home and business users, and runs an Electric Schools Clean Air initiative, focusing on improving air quality.

 

Pod Point partners

Pod Point has official charging partnership arrangements with the likes of Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Volvo, and VW. The company is either able to easily arrange for home charge units to be installed for new customers of the above manufacturers, or in certain cases will provide free home charge points to buyers as part of the deal.


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