Source West network

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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

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

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

Rapid chargers often cost £4.50 for 1st hour – £5 per hour thereafter
Some will cost 15p per kWh

 

Source West network access

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

Finding Source West points on Zap-Map

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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.

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Accessing points on other networks

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Operated by Charge Your Car, Source West 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.
 
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Source West 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 Source West members are eligible for the same free usage.
 
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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 Source West customers to use other GMEV devices as part of the umbrella CYC network.
 
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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 Source West CYC RFID card or smartphone app.
 
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Backed by Merseytravel, Charge Your Car operates the Recharge network for EV drivers in Liverpool, Cheshire, and Chester. Units are free to use and can be accessed via CYC RFID card or smartphone app.
 
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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. Source West members can access Energise points too, using their RFID card or app.
 
 

About Source West

There are around 45 Source West charge points on Zap-Map, with more than 60 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.

 


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