Recharge network

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Recharge is a regional network of EV charge points covering the Liverpool City Region, operated by Charge Your Car on behalf of Merseytravel.

Those who want to join the network need to sign up with an account before they can access Recharge charge points. Once registration is complete, points can be operated via RFID card or smartphone app.

Recharge points are free to use after the annual £20 cost for the RFID card, and the £1 connection fee that is applied each time a network member begins a charge.

Recharge network costs


Membership cost:
£20 per annum for RFID card
Free app download

Cost per charge:
Fast charge points have a £1 connection fee
Remainder of charge is Free

To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a Recharge 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.

Recharge network access

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Access to the Recharge network is made via either an RFID card or a smartphone app.

Finding Recharge points on Zap-Map

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All Recharge 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 Recharge customers 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, Recharge 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.
chargepoint scotland
Recharge 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 Recharge members are eligible for the same free usage.
cyc gmev
Greater Manchester’s regional network GMEV is run by Charge Your Car, with around 90 devices available for users. Access is via RFID card or app, and membership allows Recharge customers to use other GMEV devices as part of the umbrella CYC network.
cyc chargernet
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 Recharge CYC RFID card or smartphone app.
cyc source west
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 Recharge customers to use Source West devices as part of the umbrella CYC network.
cyc energise
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. Recharge members can access Energise points too, using their RFID card or app.

About Recharge

There are more than a dozen Recharge charge points on Zap-Map, with more than 25 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 key element in the region’s e-mobility strategy, which aims to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in the area.

Set up by Merseytravel and the local authorities within the Liverpool City Region, Recharge has benefited from funding the Office of Low Emission Vehicles, and the Local Growth Deal Funding.