Blink network costs
Membership cost: Free
Cost per charge:
Slow & fast 39p per kWh; Rapid 69p - 79p per kWh
£10 fee for RFID card
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a Blink charge point, head to Zapmap’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 Blink charge points
Access to the Blink network is made via RFID card or app. Payments are taken from a bank account linked to the user’s Blink account.
Simply plug-in your vehicle, touch the Blink charge point screen, and follow the on-screen prompts.
Once a charge has been initiated, the charger port will display blue. The charger screen will also indicate charge status.
Blink has a range of great how-to videos on its YouTube channel.
Where are Blink charge points located?
All Blink charge points can be found on Zapmap by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points operated by Blink.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Select 'Filters' -> 'Networks' -> 'Blink' to view only Blink charge points.
Customer services: 01727 807 263
Further contact information can be found on the Blink website.
How does Blink compare to other networks in terms of pricing?
Zapmap monitors the prices of charging on the public network and reports on the prices charged by the top 10* rapid charging networks. The prices are updated on a monthly basis here: Rapid Charging: Top 10 Network Pricing
The price to charge an electric vehicle (EV) on the public charging network can vary substantively, and prices are increasing due to current issues in the energy market.
Updated on a monthly basis, the Zapmap Price Index shows the difference in prices paid depending on the type of charger and will also track how this is changing over time.
Blink operates a public EV charging network that looks to work closely with local authorities to install and maintain units in the most suitable locations. The network is run on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no subscription or connection fees.
Blink works with local authorities, NHS Trusts, universities and businesses to create the infrastructure the UK needs to meet the 2050 net zero emissions target and prepare for the 2030 ban on the sale of new fossil fuel cars and vans.