Revive is a regional EV charging network, replacing Source West. With a large number of charge points due to be rolled-out in the next few years, funding from these comes from an OLEV grant, applied for by the Go Ultra Low West bid from local authorities in the region.
The network is built on GeniePoint’s back-office, meaning the same costs and access requirements apply. Customers use Revive on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no membership costs, and access is via web app or RFID card.
How much does the Revive network cost?
Membership cost: Free to register
Free web app – £9 fee for RFID card
Cost per charge: 30p/kWh for Type 2 units – 7kW & 22 kW – plus 50p connection fee
30p/kWh for rapid units – plus £1 connection fee
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a Revive 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.
How to use the Revive network
Access to Revive units is made via either RFID card or the web app. All units can be accessed via the web app which is free and accessible from a standard web browser, with a one off cost for the RFID card. Bank account details are registered to either set-up to charge fees too.
Revive allows any RFID card to be registered to access the network’s points, including TfL’s Oyster card and those from other networks.
Finding Revive on Zap-Map
All Revive charge 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 Revive customers.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networksGeniePoint’s network is the foundation on which the Revive network is built, so users can access GeniePoint units nationwide.
Revive’s web app and RFID card work only on 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.
The Revive network has been set up by local authorities in Bristol, Bath, and the surrounding areas, and operated by GeniePoint, using the national network’s access systems and back-office.