char.gy network costs
Zap-Pay: 66p/kWh + 12p connection fee
PAYG: 65p/kWh (Off-peak, midnight – 7am: 29p/kWh)
Users can access char.gy points on a pay-as-you-go basis through Zap-Pay or via char.gy's web app.
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a char.gy 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.
You can use Zap-Pay to pay for your charging sessions at any char.gy charge points.
Zap-Pay is the simple way to pay for charging within the Zapmap app. Select the charger you'd like to use within the app (a helpful Zap-Pay will pop up in a banner) and start your charging session at the press of a button.
You can check on the status of your charge at any time to see the estimated cost and the charge time remaining.
VAT receipts for all charging sessions are stored within the app, and can be accessed at any time to download to your device.
How to use char.gy charge points
Access to the char.gy network is via the network’s web app, or through Zap-Pay. Payment is then taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charging session is complete.
Where are char.gy charge points located?
All char.gy 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 char.gy.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
Select 'Filters' -> 'Network' -> 'char.gy' to view only Char.gy charge points.
Customer services: 0800 086 9606
Further information can be found on the char.gy website.
How does char.gy compare to other networks in terms of 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.
char.gy manufactures and operates lamppost-mounted, on-street residential electric vehicle charge points. Because there is no need to dig up the pavement – the charge points’ electricity supply is from the lamppost feed – installation is faster than with a conventional unit.
The company’s units use a Type 2 inlet, and charging at up to 7.7 kWh is possible where infrastructure allows.
The company works with local authorities to help provide EV charging infrastructure for those without off-street charging.