Looking to lease an electric car or an electric van? Use the below map and check out what charging stations are available near you.
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There are many different types of charging stations in the UK and each charging station can use a range of different charging cables, so it is essential that you know what charging cable is compatible to your electric car, so you aren’t caught out on your next road trip.
Using the above map, you can click onto each charging station pin and check what type of connector it has:
Not all public charging stations will be the same as they are provided and built by different companies:
Above is a list of the companies with the most chargers in the UK but there are still many others that provide stations throughout the country.
Some companies may ask for you to download an app to use and pay for their charging facilities and others can be operated by using the console itself. Watch the below video by Audi which explains how to use public chargers across a variety of charging points.
Although made by Audi, the instructions can apply to a number of different makes and models.
As of March 31st 2022, there are 30412 charging devices across 19150 locations in the UK. Each month an average of 300 electric charging stations are installed so the number of stations is steadily rising.
At public charging stations, the price depends on the cost of electricity for each network, what type of charge point is used and how much charge is required. Some points will cost nothing to use while the faster charging points (like rapid and ultra rapid chargers) tend to cost more to use than slower chargers.
It depends on the type of charger you are using. Chargers that have a power rating of 3kW can take up to 10 hours to charge while charger with a 45kW can take up to an hour to fully charge the car.