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How Our Free Charging Map Works
Our Electric Vehicles Charging Map is the perfect solution for a planned (or unplanned) charging pit stop. We’ve identified every EV charging station across the UK to make sure you can easily find a spot to fill your car up with electrical juice!
Simply pop an address in the search bar and we’ll return a list of nearby electric car charging points. You can filter the results by connection type and usage type to bring up only the most relevant results.
Select a charging point and we provide useful information like the operator, number of spaces available, the cost of charging per hour, and station status. The map is free to use and you can send directions to your chosen station to your phone via Facebook messenger instantly.
Completely Free EV Charging Map
Who doesn’t love a freebie? Our EV Charging Map is completely free to use - you have access to the most up-to-date and accurate charging point information without needing to sign up for any accounts or pay any fees!
Send directions to your Phone
Send yourself directions from your phone via Facebook Messenger at the touch of a button. No need to keep punching in postcodes and scrolling through results. User-friendly simplicity at its finest!
Filter by public use and connection type
Sick of finding a charging point only to realise your car isn’t compatible? Use our filter system to sift through results by connection type and whether they are for public or private use. It’s a real time-saver and makes forward planning hassle-free!
Electric Car Charging FAQs
Charging your car at an electric car charging station is pretty simple.
Firstly, use our map to locate a compatible point near you. Some charge points require you to bring your own charging cable but others have them tethered to the point. Some points offer ad-hoc access and others require you to connect via an app or RFID card/key fob so you can pay for your charge.
All you need to do when you have found a suitable point and organised the correct charging cables is to plug the cable from the charge point into your car charging port and let it run until you reach your desired charge level.
For charging times, see “How long does it take to charge an electric car at a charging station”.
The overall cost for charging your electric vehicle depends on a few things - the type of car you have, its battery type, and the electricity source.
Charging at a station is generally more expensive than it is at home. Some public charging stations are free (like at some supermarkets) but rapid charging points (like those found at motorway service stations) are more expensive to use.
Charging points either charge pence per kWh or pence per hour or a set fee per charging session.
For home chargers, you will pay for the charging as part of your ordinary electricity bill.
For paid public charge points, most networks allow you to access the charger via an app or an RFID card. You add your payment card to the app and you are automatically debited when you charge.
Some charging stations also take contactless bank cards so you don’t need to register an account in advance.
There’s no set rule when it comes to the length of time it takes to charge an electric car at a charging station. It depends on:
- Your car battery capacity (measured in kWh).
- How full your battery already is.
- The maximum charging rate of the car (a 7kW max charge rate means you can only charge at 7kW even at a 22kW chargepoint).
- The maximum charging rate of the chargepoint (a 7Kw fast charger means you can only charge at 7kW even if your car has a max charge rate of 22kW).
So, the higher the maximum charge rate of your car and the chargepoint (and as long as they align), the faster the car will take to charge. Slow chargers generally add 15 miles per hour of charging. 22kW fast chargers add up to 90 miles per hour. And the 150kW rapid charger can add a whopping 200 miles per hour.
The network of electric car charging stations is pretty extensive these days - you can find them at train stations, motorway service stations, supermarkets, and more.
To find the stations closest to your home or your current location, just pop the address in the search bar above and we’ll mark on the map all the charging points near you!
There are 3 types of electric car charging points: slow, fast, and rapid. Each has a different power output which affects how quickly your car can charge and whether your car is even compatible. There is no universal adapter for all charge point types.
Slow chargers can be used by pretty much all electric cars and are best used for overnight charging. They are not typically used in public spaces.
Fast chargers take around 3-4 hours to fully charge most cars. These normally use a 7kW untethered Type 2 inlet, though you can get tethered connectors for Type 1 and Type 2.
Rapid chargers (rapid and ultra-rapid) aren’t usable by all cars. Rapid chargers can cater to AC and DC charging, but Ultra-Rapid are DC only.
You should check your car manual and specific charging network provider to work out whether your car can be plugged in to a certain point.
Type 1 is an older socket type and Type 2 is a standard, modern type used by most charging stations. The Type 2 socket has a flattened head. Both types can be used at most charging stations when fitted with an adapter.
Technically, yes. At home, you can charge your car using a standard three-pin domestic plug socket. You will usually be given a standard Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) charging cable to be able to charge to mains sockets.
It is much quicker and easier for regular overnight charging to install a dedicated EV charging wallbox in your home or to do top-ups at work or at public spaces during the week.
This totally depends on your car’s battery capacity and how many miles you do a day! You may only need to charge a couple of times a week or do top-ups at public charge points, rather than requiring a full charge every night.
Electric car charging points are created by a number of manufacturers, including POD Point, Tesla, Shell Recharge, Instavolt, Ecotricity, and many more.