Set-up by energy company Tonik, the Tonik EV Charging network looks to offer fast EV charge points with a focus on inter-operability. Using the same back-office system as a number of other public charging networks, users are easily able to switch between them and Tonik depending on convenience.
Access to Tonik points is available on a pay-as-you-go basis for users via the network’s smartphone app or RFID fob.
Tonik network costs
Membership cost: None
Via app or RFID fob: 20p /kWh
RFID fob: Free
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a Tonik 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.
Tonik network access
Access to the Tonik network is made via the network’s smartphone app or RFID fob. Payment is then taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charging session is complete.
Finding Tonik points on Zap-Map
All Tonik 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 Tonik or accessible using the Tonik app or RFID fob.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Accessing points on other networks
Tonik has worked with sister company The Phoenix Works to install public EV charge points to complement the energy company’s EV offering. As well as an EV owner-specific home energy tariff, the Birmingham-based company specialises in 100% renewable electricity, home generation and storage, and electric vehicles.