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Last update: 6th August 2020 (PlugShare added)

I used to maintain a list of the main public charging networks in Great Britain on this page. It was last updated in October 2018, had become out of date in places and was marked as being no longer maintained.

I've re-written it to provide links to the relevant information. Please post any other sites you would like to see listed.

You can find details of public charging networks in the UK at: Public charging networks on ZapMap.

The following sites provide maps of charging points:
When using the Networks filter on ZapMap, note that networks appear to be listed in the order:
  1. 'Major' networks that provide real-time info to ZapMap.
  2. 'Minor' networks that provide real-time info to ZapMap.
  3. All other networks.
So scroll down if you don't find the one you are looking for.
 

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The vast majority in Scotland are on the Chargeplace Scotland network which is managed by CYC and shown on their map/app and the ChargePlace Scotland map. You need to register a payment card in case the point you wish to use has a fee but again the vast majority of them are still free. If you want a card for RFID use then it is £20. All the details are here ChargePlace Scotland | Scotland's Public EV Charging Network. All types of chargers (excluding Tesla) are catered for.
 

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Thanks for reminding me. I failed to add that from my spreadsheet. And I lived in Scotland for nearly 20 years!

I'll update it now.
 

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It may be worthwhile adding a distinction between pre-pay top-up (Polar Instant, Pod-Point, Chargepoint Genie), and true pay-as-you-go (Instavolt / Ecotricity Electric Highway), or monthly billed post-pay (Polar Plus / Charge your Car / Chargeplace Scotland)
Instavolt may be worth mentioning, as they are rapidly expanding, a true pay-as-you-go contactless payment at a flat £0.35/kWh.
Charge your Car has no RFID or subscription fees if you can make do with their mobile phone app.
Ecotricity Electric Highway. Well worth mentioning half price for Ecotricity energy customers.
Polar Instant is never free, £1.20 admin fee on top of any fee for any session.
 

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Chargeplace Scotland account gives you access to Charge your Car chargepoints and vice-versa, so no need to hold accounts with both schemes.

Polar Plus per kWh is actually from £0.108/kWh if you include VAT.
 

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The old page was totally out of date. I'm just trying to list the biggest networks and get the facts correct. The link to zap-map lets people find out about the smaller / regional networks and I think they do a better job than I can.

All three networks you've listed have few (4 to 20) chargers in the UK at present and are fairly local. I'll add any to the page if and when they get larger - Shell is growing.

One option would be to just leave the link to the pages on zap-map, to guide speakEV users to that as a reference source. That would avoid the need to keep a separate list up to date. What do you think?
 

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I came across a ChargerNet rapid in Dorset last week- can be used with Polar Plus card. The Polar Plus card can also be used for ChargeYourCar posts (certainly here in the South East)- maybe worth adding a note above.
 
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Might be worth mentioning that Polar Plus gives access currently to Ultracharger network but Polar Instant doesn’t. This may change in the future.
 
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Comment about Chargeyourcar (CYC):

WARNING – CYC RIP-OFF. Used a charge point in Boscombe on 19/12 and paid via the CYC app. I had difficulty with ending the charge session on the CYC app. I have just received the invoice from CYC and was shocked to find that I had been charged £12 instead of £4. This for an overrun – wait for it – of TEN SECONDS over the one hour limit. After three calls and three emails CYC refused to budge on this. £8 extortion is annoying but I’m not going to pursue it further. But I have resolved to avoid CYC wherever possible in future. BE WARNED.
 

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Charge now is identical to PolarPlus, with the exception that the Chargenow card will activate the charge master posts at BMW dealerships. A lot of the older BMW sites have 7kw posts that cannot be accessed with a polarplus rfid card but can with chargenow although there are also a lot now that do work with polarplus
 

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I’ve been in touch with the EO home charge provider who have been very prompt and helpful,and have put me in touch with their installer in Manchester ( Griff Services ) . Wondered if anyone has had any experience of installation of the EO home charger, which I am considering for my Nissan Leaf, which is due to arrive in May. Thanks in advance.
 

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Might be worth mentioning that Polar Plus gives access currently to Ultracharger network but Polar Instant doesn’t. This may change in the future.
Not so. There are a large number of Chargemaster Ultracharger units that accept Polar Instant, any new installs have to be made available without membership requirement, but you still have the Polar Instant tariff of £1.20+£12.00/hour, rather than the £7.86/month membership + £0.108/kWh tariff that subscribers to their Polar Plus membership product get. Some of them (TfL and Nottingham funded installs), also have contactless payment facilities that sometimes work.
Some Ultracharger units are still not currently available on Polar Instant. That may change.
 

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I came across a ChargerNet rapid in Dorset last week- can be used with Polar Plus card. The Polar Plus card can also be used for ChargeYourCar posts (certainly here in the South East)- maybe worth adding a note above.
ChargerNet is (to all intents and purposes for the EV driver) a regional brand for CYC, as is GMEV, Energise, Source West.
 

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Newbie question: am I correct in saying that you can access the Chargeplace Scotland network with either their app or the CYC app; therefore no need for the card and no annual fee? Thanks

The vast majority in Scotland are on the Chargeplace Scotland network which is managed by CYC and shown on their map/app and the ChargePlace Scotland map. You need to register a payment card in case the point you wish to use has a fee but again the vast majority of them are still free. If you want a card for RFID use then it is £20. All the details are here ChargePlace Scotland | Scotland's Public EV Charging Network. All types of chargers (excluding Tesla) are catered for.
 
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