The majority of cars should be electric by 2030 in UK

The majority of cars and vans should be electric by 2030 in UK and new homes must be built to more energy-efficient standards. Government of UK push to phase out gas- and diesel-powered vehicle sales by 2040.

The UK will create a network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles. National Grid, the British network of high-voltage power lines, has confirmed cooperation with the firm Pivot Power. There is going to be installed on the highways of an ultra-fast electric car charging station.
National Grid employees compiled a detailed map of highways and power lines and identified 50 key locations. It will be able to get from anywhere in the UK to any other, being no more than 80 km from one of the stations. The power of such stations will be up to 350 kW, and it will be possible to charge an electric car on them in 5–12 minutes. Together with Nissan automaker, National Grid analyzes the possibility of transferring energy from electric vehicles back to the network. In January, a consortium led by Nissan received a 10 million pound grant from the government to test this technology, which can be used by companies that have a fleet of electric vehicles.

There are at least 20 different companies and organisations installing and running nationwide or regional electric car charger networks in the UK. Here is some of them:

Charge Your Car is a network of EV charge points all over the UK. This includes Energise, GMEV, Source West and ChargePlace Scotland. For EV drivers the CYC Access Card provides access to all charge points on the Charge Your Car network. Charge Your Car identifies itself as the first national network that is open to all EV drivers, all charge point hosts and network operators, and all charge point manufacturers.
The GMEV regional network of EV charge points covers Greater Manchester, and is operated by Charge Your Car on behalf of Transport for Manchester.

Many GMEV charge points incur a £1 connection fee but are free to use after this. All GMEV points can be found on Zap-Map.

The Electric Highway, Britain’s electric vehicle charging network, will expand into London next year, with 30 new electricity points set to be installed on petrol station forecourts.
The Ecotricity pumps will be installed on Motor Fuel Group’s Shell, BP and Texaco branded service stations in the first half of 2018. The Ecotricity has more than 300 electric vehicle charge points around the UK today. Ecotricity plumbed rapid chargers into 96 per cent of motorway services and every IKEA store, while Chargemaster and others put lower-voltage posts on streets and in car parks.

The Pod Point Network lets you to charge on the go.

Use app of Pod Point Network to find and charge at 1,700 locations across the UK including Lidl and Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

The POLAR national network operates by Chargemaster Plc.

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Chargemaster Plc is the largest provider of public charging stations across the UK and further charging points are being added to the network each month both across the Midlands and nationwide. Chargemaster established in 2008 and served about 40 thousand customers. The company recharge electric vehicles for the program with a monthly fixed payment.

British oil and gas company BP Plc. announced the acquisition of Chargemaster, the operator of the UK’s largest network of charging stations for electric vehicles. The company name will change to Chargemaster BP, it will become a division of BP. BP intends to install ultra-fast chargers for electric vehicles at 1,200 gas stations all over the country, throughout the year. Power charging stations will be 150 kW.

According to BP estimates, the number of electric vehicles in the UK by the year 2040 will be 12 million.

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EVBox is the global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. It has base of over 50,000 charging points across more than 980 cities worldwide. EVBox UK & Ireland is one of 8 EVBox offices around the world and focuses on growing the eMobility markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

EVBox started operations in the UK and Ireland in May 2016 and has also signed partnerships with firms such as Rexel and Alternergy.

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Tesla Superchargers has 50-location in UK taking the number of individual Tesla electric car charging points up to 320.


Franklin Energy provides the latest electric vehicle charging solutions for home, commercial and public environments. Franklin Energy have a network of car charging points located across the UK.

Engenie is a British company that is rolling out a network of rapid charge stations across the country. Located at city centers and near major trunk roads, the company uses ABB rapid chargers which have three different connectors attached — 50 kW DC CHAdeMO and CCS, and 43 kW AC. There are almost 10 Engenie charge points on Zap-Map, with more than 20 connectors available for network customers.

EV Driver is a British EV charge point network based in East Anglia, and has plans to build a UK-wide network of AC and Rapid DC charge points.

There are also aims to create a Europe-wide network, and to that aim, EV Driver has become part of European back office giant Hubject’s family of partners. There are around 10 EV Driver charge points on Zap-Map, with 20 connectors available for network customers.


Evolt as part of the APT Control group, with 4,000 UK installations are emerging as one of the UK’s largest commercial EV charging providers.

Cambridge City Council has selected Evolt UK to supply electric vehicle charging points across Cambridge for its Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Taxi project. The project, which is being primarily funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, will see Evolt install 21 rapid and fast chargers across the city over the next three years.

The Swiss company plans to install eCharge stations for electric vehicles in UK. The stations is able to charge vehicles in less than 15 minutes. stations can charge both EC (up to 20 kilowatts) and DC (up to 150 kilowatts). is an app where e-drivers can a look nearest eCharge station. For payments, e-drivers can utilize RFID payment with membership cards, crypto ETH, Dash, or Credit Card.

Access and electricity costs vary. Hotels and shopping centers give power away for free, but most chargers cost around £1.50 per hour. Rapid chargers are generally more expensive.

There are over 10000 public electric car charging points in the UK. For travel outside your network, you need to access one of the websites like Zap Map or Open Charge, which claim to list all the public chargers across the UK. They also offer specific information about the equipment on offer, the cost to plug in, and the operational status of every charging facility.