All Engenie chargers are currently free to use, while we carry out maintenance and software upgrades on the charge point payment terminals.
If you need help with charging, please look at our instructions below (ignoring Steps 3-5) and FAQs below, or call our 24hr helpline on 03300 1000 50.
Follow these on-screen instructions at the charger to charge your car.
You can pay easily by contactless credit/debit card or ApplePay tap-and-go.
Currently an Engenie charge costs a £4 flat rate. This is just for a few months before we introduce our PAYG tariff, where you’ll only pay for what you use, in kWh.
Select connector type on the charger touch screen
Plug the connector into the car and press start.
Insert or hold up credit/debit card or phone to card terminal.
Payment is verified.
Charger communicates with the car and then starts charging.
Follow progress of charging on-screen by selecting connector type. To finish charging press stop.
Unplug the connector from your car and return it to the holder. In some cars, the connector also has to be manually unlocked.
If you have a question, chances are we’ve probably already answered it. Have a browse through our FAQs below, and if you still need help, send an email to email@example.com or call our 24-hour driver helpline on 03300 100050 to speak to one of our friendly team.
Simply park in the allocated EV charging bay and follow the instructions on-screen at the charger.
No. You can use our chargers on a pay-as-you-go basis, without having to register or pay a subscription fee.
Each rapid charger is equipped to charge all EVs using the CHAdeMO, CCS or Type 2 AC (43kWh) charging standards.
You can find your nearest charge point, including all the chargers in the UK, by using Zap Map.
You can see whether a charger and its connectors are available or experiencing issues by clicking on their location markers on Zap Map.
No. Each rapid charger has its own cables.
If you’re having problems with a charger, you can call our 24-hour driver helpline on 03300 1000 50 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let them know your location and our team will assist you.
Yes. However, due to battery design, the last 20% of charge can take almost as long as the first 80%, so it’s worth factoring this into your visit. Some cars stop the session at an 80% charge, so you will need to start a new session to top this up.
Engenie provides the following three charging standards at each charger:
Yes. Our charge points provide simultaneous charging on the AC connector and either one of DC CHAdeMO or CCS connectors. So a Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe could get a full charge to 80% in around 30 minutes, at the same time.
Most Engenie sites have two rapid chargers, each with two allocated wide charging bays. So there should usually be a free bay if this happens. But we know that this is a problem so have agreed with local authorities to enforce the bays with parking penalties for non-EVs.
Our 50kW rapid electric car chargers charge a typical EV battery from flat to full in less than 30 minutes. This means that a 60-minute parking period is adequate to charge your vehicle even if the battery is very flat.
You can pay at the charge point by credit or debit card, or using Apple Pay. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and use the in-built card terminal.
It currently costs £4 (flat rate) to charge your car. This is an interim tariff.
Later this year we will introduce a tariff that allows you to only pay for what you use: the cost will be 36p/kWh (incl VAT).
For example, a 10kWh charge would be calculated as follows:
10kWh x 30p
If you need a receipt or have a query about a payment please email email@example.com or call our 24-hour driver helpline on 03300 1000 50.