Charge on the road with an EV charge card
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EV charge card features
Why do I need an EV charge card?
How iCompario works
Complete a 30 second form
We'll ask some questions about where and how often you need to use the cards, so we get an idea of your needs.
We filter the offers
We'll then scour through a range of EV charging card providers to find the best deal for your circumstances.
Start charging your EVs
We'll match you with the perfect provider, so your business premises has the best EV charging solution for you to start benefitting from charging on-site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not quite, but it is similar. EV charge cards work in the same way as a fuel card as you use them to pay for your charging instead of cash or a bank card. It’s worth noting that you can use some EV charge cards to pay for your fuel, with invoicing coming all through one account.
Public charging points are self-service charging points that you can access to charge your car. You access them through electronic recognition, which can come in the shape of an app or an RFID card, before they allow you to plug your EV in for charging. None accept cash, although some will allow you to pay via contactless.
This depends entirely on the charging point in question. Like petrol stations, charge points usually become more expensive at demand locations such as motorway service stations. Rapid charging points on motorways can cost anywhere up to £7 for a 30-minute charge, usually enough to drive 90 miles.
Another reason motorway points are more expensive is that they are fast or rapid chargers, which means they deliver more charge in a shorter space of time. These charge points are more expensive, even in standard locations.
The bigger the battery, then the longer it takes to charge. There are also several types of charge points that charge at differing speeds, rapid being the quickest, followed by fast and then slow.
Connectivity will also play a part, as there are three main connection cable types. These are the standard 3-pin socket which takes the longest amount of time to charge, the 7-pin Type 2 cable and the Combined Charging System (CCS) socket, which adds two pins to the Type 2 cable.
There are three standard types of EV charging: rapid, fast and slow. As the names suggest, the station name indicates how quickly they charge, with rapid the quickest, followed by fast and then slow.
The faster stations usually use the more efficient cables, so it’s worth checking if your EV is compatible with the specific charge point. Usually, your charge card app will allow you to do this.
This seems like a simple question, but the answer is a little bit complex. In total there are over 50,000 EV connectors in the UK, but these are connected to 30,000 devices across just shy of 20,000 locations.
These figures are correct at the time of writing, but the numbers are constantly increasing with more charging options frequently opening across the UK. You can see regularly updated figures at Zap.