Map of charging points in the UK

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Zap-Map is a UK-wide map of charging points and aims to help EV drivers locate charging points and plan their electric journeys. The key features are as follows:

Search for charge points: enter a postcode or charge point name to go to a location; search on the map; drop the orange dot in a location and select “nearest chargers”

View charge point info including charge point status: click on a charger marker on the map to see address, device, status, network, contact, pricing and access info. Live network data is indicated by “Available to use” or “Charging now” status in blue. Other crowd-sourced updates from Zap-Map community via Zap-Chat facility.

Update status or add comment: click on “thumbs up” to indicate successful charge at this point; click on “update” button to change status of device or connector; click Zap-Chat bubble to add generic comments. Registration required.

See list of chargers near you: select “nearest chargers” on menu to see list of charging points near your location; alternatively click on the map, drop the orange dot and select “nearest chargers”

Plan your journey: select “route planner” on menu, add in destination by clicking map or adding points; find a suitable charging point en-route by using filters and click on directions arrow on charge point to add to route. Registration required.

Filter charge points: Use the filters to isolate the type of charging points you require by any combination of EV model, connector, speed, network, payment method or access.

Zap-Map is dedicated to keeping Zap-Map as up to date as possible. The charge point data is compiled from a variety of sources including dealer networks, charge point networks, the National Charge Point Registry (NCR), Open Charge Map and individuals.

Zap-Map integrates dynamic(live) data direct from participating charge point networks. This feature is being rolled out initially with the POLAR network in 2016, with more networks to follow in 2017.

For missing points, use the Add New Charge Point page, where there is a form with all the information fields required to add a new point to Zap-Map. Once this is completed the information will be reviewed and verified before the point will show on the map.

To locate charging points on the move, it is recommended that you download the iOS or Android app, which come in smartphone and tablet versions.



52 comment on “Map of UK electric car charging points

  1. Whatsnext

    A simple request. If I have a problem with a charger I don’t instantly go onto your site to report the problem, but do so when I am home, perhaps a day or two later. However the comment shows up at the date entered on your site. It needs a date button asking what date(and time) the error occurred.

  2. Whatsnext

    I don’t work for “what3words” but I see their sat nav system is now being used by Mercedes with all new A Class vehicles having what3words as standard.

    It seems to be a fabulously accurate system which would be perfect for finding charge points, especially as current postcodes cover large areas and I am always having problems finding chargers using postcodes.

    My question is: Do you know about what3words and if so can you put a what3word address on each charger?

    Sorry for the big amount of work!

  3. martinwinlow


    I am puzzled why one cannot opt for a ‘Type 2′ and ’11kW’ filter together – the site says “This is not supported by the chosen connectors. Show all connectors?”. 3 phase, 16A charging points are 11kW and these are generally Type 2 ones.

    Regards, Martin Winlow

  4. Micky

    Apparently there are hundreds of new chargers being added to the map. But where are they? We need a way to see new chargers added this week or this month – could you put a filter in that just shows these new chargers?

  5. Clancolin

    I’m sitting at home, prior to heading off on a long journey. The ZapMap app on my Android phone, which I have used successfully several times, has been sitting for 15 minutes “Loading app resources”. It did this about 90 minutes ago, and after waiting 20 minutes then, I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Still “Loading app resources”. Any idea what’s wrong?

    1. Caragh (Zap-Map)

      Hi Clancolin, We are currently experiencing connectivity issues with the iOS and Android apps which we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Please bear with us and we will let you know when it is back up and running.

  6. His Holiness

    Hi, I wonder if you could improve or look at the cost filter. Tried to filter the map to show the free chargers and thus look at supporting the locations whom provide said chargers. However, the ones, where I know they are free. they don’t show up. I.e B&q Poole, Also the Free to charge & pay to park locations also are not in the filter ? i.e Bournemouth car park at Richmond Gardens. As a newbie am I doing something wrong or can this be improved on. Again Chargers whom give credit on charge would be handy too. Like Ikea. Refund of charge if you buy goods? Though to just to note there are “Free subject to conditions” would be handy. I.e Dealership chargers.

    Thought of the day, If a number of coffee shops/main supermarkets fitted more chargers then they could do deals for free charge, I.e Spend £20 for rapid free charge, then we can travel better, further and greener. thx colin

  7. kieren

    Love this app and the web site.
    Recently the colour scheme has changed, so that major roads are white on a light yellow background. This makes it very hard to see. Can we please return to the old colour scheme.



  8. Leafmold

    To site Admin staff: Is there a “My Page” option on the menu bar that I’m missing when I log on? Where I would find my “favs” and perhaps recent searches and comments made on site? This would make site more user friendly and probably bring more visits to the site.

  9. Leafmold

    To site Admin persons: Couldn’t the comments be listed in newest comment order so that the newest comments are at the top, which means you don’t have to scroll down for miles to see latest and most pertinent comments?

  10. vman2000

    Hello, (in android) when I select a charge point and hit navigate it opens up in google navigator. Words cannot describe how much I dislike the google navigator. Other apps recognise I have tomtom installed and asked if want to open a destination in tomtom or google-nav. It would be a great improvement if you could make this change.

  11. Robnw67

    For each of the charging points, would it be possible to add some information regarding whether or not I need to bring a cable to charge? I do not have a cable compatible with a non-tethered charging point so cannot use some of the charge stations. I can use Ecotricity Electric Highway points because they have cables attached. I can’t use many local charging stations because they have no attached cable and I only find this out when I arrive.

    1. Admin (Zap-Map) Post author

      Hi Robert

      That’s a good idea and something we will look to incorporate into Zap-Map info. As a general rule the Rapid’s have their own tethered cable. What vehicle do you have? Many of the public charge points are Type 2 Mennekes, so a cable with your vehicle inlet at one end and Type 2 at the other end would cover you for many (most) public charging points. Melanie

  12. nanz_1

    When trying to plan a route, I am not getting any charging points suggested. The journey is over 250 miles, and my car does not have that range. Maybe I am doing something wrong? Is this a bug? Thank you

    1. Admin (Zap-Map) Post author

      Hi Anthony – when you enter destinations A and B (and C) on the desktop route-planner you should see a route with charge points along the route. You can exclude charge points more than a certain distance and filter to, for example, just see Rapids on a particular network. Do you see a route plotted at all? KR Melanie

    1. Admin (Zap-Map) Post author

      Hi Norman – on Zap-Map the listing says that the Ecotricity IKEA charge points are £6 / 30 mins charge, however you should be able to get a refund if you spend more than £6 on non-food items in IKEA. Thks Melanie

  13. Steveclv

    I really wish we could enter our EV range into the app/desktop and it show us which chargepoint we can reach

    At the moment I have to use Google Maps to calculate the driving distance between 2 chargers to see if I have enough range – would be great if it was done in ZapMap

  14. Ecohound

    Hello I have received your version 2.05 Beta but my Samsung Galaxy won’t get passed the Welcome page. I am pleased you now have live status if only I could see it.
    Looking forward to your reply and wondering how many others are having this issue?

    1. Admin (Zap-Map) Post author

      Hi Macro, looking at their site it appears to allow you to use devices on Chargemaster’s POLAR network so with that information, you simply need to filter by the POLAR network when using the map to see the devices you can use the ChargeNow card on.

  15. macronencer

    When inspecting a location with more than one device, the comments seem to apply to the location. Therefore a reported issue that says ‘Conn 1’ is ambiguous because I don’t know whether that’s connector 1 on device 1 or connector 1 on device 2. Is there also some kind of online help with using the tool? I’m still new to this, and it’s a bit confusing.

    1. Melanie S (Zap-Map)

      Hi Macronencer

      All the connector level comments on Zap-Chat comments on desktop, android and iOS app should have device number just above it. Which charge point location are you having difficulties with?

      Good idea to have some online help – we will look to adding this to the website / app.

      Thanks Melanie

      1. macronencer

        Thanks Melanie, sorry I didn’t reply earlier. I can’t remember which one it was now but I’ll post again if I have the same issue.

        Meanwhile, I’m finding the map itself (on the desktop web site) a bit hard to scroll/zoom. I’m using Opera browser on OS X with an Apple trackpad. When I scroll the page up and down, the map starts to zoom immediately when the scroll hits the limit, which is awfully hard to control. Can anything be done about this? I’d be happy with being able to turn off the scroll/zoom completely and having to click on + and -, personally.

  16. Melanie S (Zap-Map)

    Hi Larry

    You can use Zap-Map’s route planner on the desktop – you can add a route A to B via C etc. then filter out the charging points based on speed required, network, distance from route. You can access this via the menu under “Route finder”. Similar functionality coming soon on the iOS/Android app. Thanks Melanie

  17. Calvin Barrows


    I have just got my EV and was planning a route. However I had to keep closing down the map and reopen it as the charge point info dropdown box would simply only show an arrows and a thick black horizontal line after previously opening a couples of them successfully. Is that a settings problem, an internet speed problem or a software problem?


    Calvin Barrows

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