As the number of electric vehicles on UK roads rapidly increases, EV charging becomes an ever more important travel consideration. There are a number of public charging networks in the UK that offer UK-wide or National coverage. As well as those that cover a specific region. The largest major networks include; Chargemaster, Polar, Ecotricity, Pod Point, and Charge-Your-Car. It should be noted that all of our Tesla vehicles are offered with unlimited, free supercharging at all Tesla Superchargers.
Find out more about the UK’s charging network and where to charge an EV via the ZapMap website.
At home charging
If you’re not looking for where to charge an EV in public then every car hired from EVision also comes with adaptors as standard to plug into common household outlets. Just plug in your car like you would a mobile phone. Renault ZOEs and BMW i3s will be fully charged by morning. Teslas may take a bit longer.
Carwow’s Electric Car charging point finder tool helps EV and hybrid car owners find the nearest electric vehicle charging stations.
Plan your route
You will need to calculate and plan your charging route with as much care as you plan your road route before you set off. Chargers may be broken or not in use, and you could find yourself trapped or stuck with a slow charger and not be able to get the car back within the hire period and incur the late return penalty.
We always recommend choosing a charging area where there is more than one charging venue, so you have 2 additional places to try. Familiarise yourself with the ZapMap app a few days before you travel. It will take time to understand the meaning and significance of the icons and their relationship to the car you hire and your journey.
Whether you’re in town browsing the shops or at your local grocery shop, many places now offer charging points compatible with all electric cars. Chargers can be found at every motorway service station. In addition to this, many places with EV chargers maybe free to use!VIEW CHARGING INFORMATION FOR ALL EVISION CARS