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Which charge points can my car use?

Not all EVs and hybrids are compatible with all of the charge points on the network.

The charge point at which your car can draw power, as well as the rate or speed at which an EV can charge, depends on its charging capabilities:

  1. Type of connector on your vehicle
  2. Maximum charging current your vehicle can draw
  3. Single-phase or three-phase charging ability.
  4. Rapid charger compatibility.
  5. Type of charging cable required

Please contact your EV manufacturer, or visit their website, for information regarding the charging capabilities of your vehicle.  The UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association can help you determine which equipment you car can use but below is a very brief guide to some of the most common models of EV.  ZapMap also offer a useful 'connector selector' guide

 

Your Vehicle 7-22 kW Type 2 AC charging 43kW AC charging CHAdeMO CCS Notes
Audi A3 e-tron Yes Yes No No Cannot rapid charge
BMW i3 Yes Yes No Yes  
BMW i8 Yes Yes No No Cannot rapid charge
Citroen C-Zero Yes No Yes No  
Mercedes B-Class E-Cell Plus Yes Yes No No Cannot rapid charge
Mercedes S500 PHEV  Yes Yes No No Cannot rapid charge
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV  Yes No Yes No Mitsubishi's own map can help you
Nissan Leaf  Yes No Yes No  
Peugeot iON  Yes No Yes No  
Porsche Panamera PHEV  Yes Yes No No Cannot rapid charge
Renault Kangoo Electric Van Yes Yes No No Cannot rapid charge
Renault Twizy Electric    No No No Cannot rapid or fast charge, 3 kW only
Renault Zoe Yes Yes No No  
Reva Gwizz No No No No Cannot rapid or fast charge, 3 kW only
Vauxhall Ampera  Yes No No No Cannot rapid charge
Volvo V60 PHEV  Yes Yes No No Cannot rapid charge
VW E-Up  Yes Yes No Yes  
VW E-Golf  Yes Yes No Yes  
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