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:
- Type of connector on your vehicle
- Maximum charging current your vehicle can draw
- Single-phase or three-phase charging ability.
- Rapid charger compatibility.
- 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 i8||Yes||Yes||No||No||Cannot rapid charge|
|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|
|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|
|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|