UK Charging Networks – What cards, apps and accounts do I need?

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Charging Company Cost Card / App or Debit Card? Notes Link
Tesla Superchargers £ 0.20 per kWh 400 kWh (~1,000 miles) of Supercharger credits are awarded annually. Or unlimited supercharging with referral code from existing owner Debit card linked to Tesla.com account Located across the UK and Europe. Currently Tesla vehicles only. Tesla Supercharger Guides or Tesla.com/superchargers
Tesla Destination Chargers Free for 99% of locations. Some locations require you to be a paying guest for use. None Located across the UK and Europe. Open to Tesla and Non Tesla vehicles. Tesla Destination Chargers Explained
Ecotricity (Rapid) 17p per unit of energy you use, plus £3 connection fee per charge (maximum length of charging sessions to 45 minutes) for non-Ecotricity energy customers App Located at most motorway service stations. Suggested that you use a chademo adapter when charging for the peak performance. All units have Ecotricity.co.uk
Chargemaster Polar Plus (Mostly 7kW but some Rapid) Monthly Subscription of £7.85 p/m + VAT + 9p/kWh RFID Card First 3 months free. Some locations are free to charge at. Linked in with some CYC locations. polar-network.com
Chargemaster Polar Instant (Mostly 7kW but some Rapid) £1.20-£1.50 admin connection charge + £6/30mins rapid or £1.50 7kW App Some locations are free to charge at. polarinstant.com
PodPoint Most are free 7kW chargers App Up to 15 minutes of free charging is available simply by plugging in; to extend the charge beyond 15 minutes, payment needs to be provided via iPhone app or website. Each charger has a unique name, e.g. Lisa-Chris open.pod-point.com & pod-point.com
ChargeYourCar (CYC) Most are free, including rapid chargers. £1 connection fee (Free at all Scotland locations) Card A must for Scotland. ChargeYourCar.org
ChargePointGenie Rapid London (inside M25) Connection fee £1.80 Cost per kW hour £0.30p Overstay charge after 1 hour £10.00 Rest of UK (outside M25) Connection fee £1.00 Cost per kW hour £0.30p Overstay charge after 1 hour £10.00 Fast London (inside M25) Connection fee £0.50 Cost per kW hour £0.30p Overstay charge after 4 hours £10.00 Rest of UK (outside M25) Connection fee £0.50 Cost per kW hour £0.30p Overstay charge after 4 hours £10.00 RFID Card or App chargepointservices.co.uk
TeslowJuice Bottle of Wine for a full charge. Thank you for anything else. Free Open to Model S & Model X Tesla Owners ONLY teslowjuice.com
SourceLondon Full £4/month or Flexi £10 one off + (Rapid) £1.80 session fee + £0.30 per kWh OR 3.6p (Full) or 5.9p (Flexi) for 3-7kW chargers App or Website You can reserve chargers from the app SourceLondon.net
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