UK Charging points – find your nearest on-street point
While plug-in hybrids do not rely on being able to recharge with electricity, operating in electric mode will reduce fuel costs and lower emissions. Accessing home and on-street charging facilities is therefore recommended whenever possible.
EV charging points are primarily defined by the power (in kW) they can produce and therefore what speed they are capable of charging an EV.
There are three main EV charging speeds: Slow charging (up to 3kW) which is best suited for 6-8 hours overnight; Fast charging (7-22kW) which can fully recharge some models in 3-4 hours; and Rapid charging units (43-50kW) which are able to provide an 80% charge in around 30 minutes.
Very few PHEVs can access rapid charging points, with the inlets fitted to the car incapable of physically fitting the connector in. However, an increasing numer of PHEVs can be charged at fast rates, and all will accept slow speeds.
Explore Zap-Map live to locate all public access charge points across the UK. Alternatively visit Zap-Map.com to search by connector and EV model, and access the latest news on EV charging.