Zest network costs
Membership cost: None
Cost per charge: 39p-50p per kWh for fast charging (22kW)
65p per kWh for ultra-rapid charging (25kW+)
No connection fee
Payment: QR code or via the Zest app
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from an Zest 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.
Where are Zest charge points located?
Select 'Filters' -> 'Network' -> 'Zest' to view only Zest charge points.
How to use Zest charge points
- Scan the QR code at the Zest charge point to download the Zest app. (There is a QR code for each socket or charging cable. Scan the one nearest to the socket or cable you wish to use)
- Insert payment card details
- Start your charging session
FAQ guidance is available within the app, as well as a dedicated AA helpline.
Customer support: 0333 577 4245
Further contact information can be found on the Zest website.
Zest charge points at Chandler Motor Company, Bristol
How does Zest 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.
Special features of the Zest charging network:
- Zest charging points use 100% renewable energy
Zest is backed by the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF), a dedicated fund established by the government to help develop public charging infrastructure points for electric vehicles throughout the UK.
Zest provides EV charge point infrastructure for public and commercial landowners.
Their mission is to make the shift to EV a realistic option for everyone, by rapidly growing a network that makes charging easy, convenient and available for all.