Source West is a regional network of EV charge points covering the South West of England, operated by Charge Your Car on behalf of local councils in the area.
Those who want to join the network need to sign up with an account before they can access Source West charge points. Once registration is complete, points can be operated via RFID card or smartphone app.
After a £1 connection fee, many Source West charge points cost nothing more to use. This is after you have factored in the annual £20 cost for the RFID card, and there is a tariff in place for rapid chargers.
Source West network costs
Membership cost: £20 per annum for RFID cardFree app download
Cost per charge:Slow and Fast points have £1 connection feeRemainder of charge is Free
Rapid chargers often cost £4.50 for 1st hour – £5 per hour thereafterSome will cost 15p per kWh
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a Source West 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.
Source West network access
Access to the Source West network is made via either an RFID card or a smartphone app.
Finding Source West points on Zap-Map
All Source West 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 Source West 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
About Source West
There are around 45 Source West charge points on Zap-Map, with more than 80 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 important one in the region, and will help support Bristol’s Go Ultra Low City plans in the future.
Set up by Bristol City Council and surrounding local authorities, Source West was created to help support the promotion of electric vehicle uptake in the region.