Below you will find a list of organisations installing and running nationwide or regional electric car charger networks in the UK.
Electric car charger networks in the UK:
The Polar network is one of the UK’s largest public charging networks with access to over 7000. Polar members also have access to the Charge Your Car (CYC) network included in your membership. It costs £7.85 per month. The majority of charging points are then free to use, and the others are from just 12p per kWh (inc. VAT). The different charges can be found here.
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Charge Your Car is a network of EV charge points all over the UK. This includes Energise, GMEV, Source West and Charge Place Scotland. Charge Your Car is what is called a ‘back office provider’; we deliver access methods for EV drivers and gather the charging data for charge point owners. More details can be found here.
The GeniePoint charging network is run by ChargePoint Services: it consists of a few hundred charging locations across the UK, with 4,000 charging points promised by 2020. Most of its chargers operate on a price-per-kilowatt-hour basis, meaning you only pay for the energy you use. The vast majority of the network consists of 50kW ‘rapid’ chargers, while there are a handful of slow chargers managing just 3kW too. More details can be found here.
Podpoint have a network of home, workplace and public charging points. Since forming in 2009, they have manufactured and sold over 40,000 charging points and developed one of the UK’s largest public networks Their public charging network has over 1500 points acroos the UK. More details can be found here.
Source London has over 1000 charging points across the capital. New points require a subscription to use and have a pay-per-use cost, or can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis. Charges are time based and more info can be found here.
Shell Recharge is a rapid charging-only network, with points located at Shell petrol stations.No membership charges or RFID cards are needed, with access via the Smoov app for the rapid units, which offer CCS, CHAdeMO, or Type 2 charging. More info can be found here.
Ubitricityis a network of charge points installed on lighting columns. Charges speeds range from 3.5kW to 5kW. The vast majority of points do not have dedicated bays and locations are typically residential in nature. More info can be found here.
GRIDSERVE offer low-cost, rapid and high power charging infrastructure that reaches every corner of the UK, covering 85% of the UK’s motorway network with next generation chargers supported by renewable energy from solar farms. More info can be found here.