Public EV charging stations provide a reliable source of power for electric vehicles when away from home. They offer quick and easy access to charging points, allowing drivers to top up their battery levels during longer journeys or during extended stays in a particular area.
THE BENEFITS OF PUBLIC EV CHARGING STATIONS
According to popular EV charging mapping website 'Zap-Map' there were over 22,000 public charging locations across the UK in January 2023.
Public charging points due to their superior infrastructure can offer much higher charging speeds compared to the 7kw available at home. For example a 120kW public charger can charge a CUPRA Born 58kWh battery from 5% to 80% in as little as 35 minutes*.
There are a variety of route-planning apps, such as Zap Map and A Better Routeplanner, that show you the locations of public charging stations, so finding one when you’re out and about shouldn’t be a problem.
Public charging costs
Charging at public chargers are generally chargeable and can cost a little more than charging at home. Some public chargers are free, although charging speeds could be slower.