Swarco E.Connect is a network already well established in Europe, and is now setting its sights on the UK market. Having supplied EV charge points for a number of years, the company is rolling out its network for EV drivers to access.
Access is via RFID card, smartphone app, or contactless bank card, and agreements with local authorities & partnerships with other charging networks will see Swarco E.Connect grow rapidly.
Swarco E.Connect network costs
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge: Typically 25p/kWh
No connection or subscription fees
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an Swarco E.Connect 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.
Swarco E.Connect network access
Access to the Swarco E.Connect network is made via Swarco E.Connect’s app or RFID card. Users register either, and payment is taken from the linked bank account after the charge. Some Swarco E.Connect units feature contactless payment, which allows users to tap-and-charge using their credit/debit card.
Finding Swarco E.Connect points on Zap-Map
All Swarco E.Connect 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 operated by Swarco E.Connect.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
Swarco has already partnered up with Electric Blue to operate charge points for Cambridge City Council. Other thank this, there is no further cross-network compatibility, so users would need to sign up to other networks to use their points.
About Swarco E.Connect
Parent company Swarco is a huge transport infrastructure firm, of which EV charging is just one part. The company builds EV charge points under the eVolt brand, which are found across the length of the UK under other network banners.
There are currently more than 45 Swarco E.Connect points on Zap-Map, with over 100 connectors available for network customers.