Pod Point operates the Pod Point network, which aims to offer a charge point everywhere drivers park. The network focuses on fast charging options, with some slow chargers available and an increasing number of rapid charge points installed.
Many Pod Point units are free to use, although some incur a pay-as-you-go charge. All points are accessed via the Pod Point smartphone or web app. Rapid Pod Point chargers at certain Tesco locations have a contactless payment option.
How much does the Pod Point network cost?
Membership cost: Free
Free app download
Cost per charge:
Device-specific pricing in place across network
Tesco: Fast – 44p-49p/kWh, Rapid – 62p -69p /kWh
Lidl: 65p /kWh
How to use the Pod Point network
Pod Point has an extensive UK-wide network, which requires a smartphone app or use of a web app to access the units. You can sign up for a Pod Point Account for free, or alternatively use guest access. The network’s rapid chargers at certain Tesco locations have a contactless payment option.
Pod Point offers drivers 15 minutes to confirm a charge after plugging in. This means that drivers have the chance to get out of the rain or find mobile signal. Charging will start immediately but will pause after five minutes if the charge has not been confirmed.
Finding Pod Point on Zapmap
All Pod Point points can be found on Zapmap by using the network filter. This can be used on desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points available to use by Pod Point customers.
Charging types and speeds can be filtered too, showing only those points that are compatible with users’ cars.
About Pod Point
With an ever-growing number of public charge points, Pod Point is one of the UK’s largest charging networks. Founded in 2009 and based in London, Pod Point also provides charge points to home and business users.
Pod Point partners
Pod Point has official charging partnership arrangements with major automotive brands and Fleet customers. Pod Point is able to easily arrange smart home charging installations for customers and, in certain cases, offers a discount to drivers as part of the deal.