1. Find a chargepoint
The vast majority of electric car charging happens at home, so you might not have to look any further than your driveway to find a chargepoint. However, if you are out and about and need to top up, you can use our chargepoint map to find your nearest charger.
There are three types of charger – rapid, fast and standard. If you’re at home, you can get a standard charger which will charge your car overnight.
If you’re in public you can decide which charger type you need:
- Rapid – charges to 80% in 30 minutes. Perfect if you’re in a rush, or on a motorway journey.
- Fast – charges your car in a few hours. Perfect while you’re doing the weekly shop, or going to a restaurant or cinema
- Standard – charges your car in about 6 hours. Perfect for charging while you’re at work, or overnight at home.
2. Sign up with a charging provider
Use our chargepoint map to find out which chargepoint providers you will need to use, and sign-up one in your local area.
3. Start charging
Now you’re all set. Simply park next to your chargepoint, swipe your chargepoint card, activate your charging app, SMS service or chip and pin, and plug in. Once you’re finished, unplug and carry on your journey, smug in the knowledge you’ve just saved on fuel costs.
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