We’re increasing the price of our RFID cards to £12 from the 1st April. While we have succeeded in maintaining our price for 18 months, we do now have to reflect changes in the market and supply challenges. This will remain a one off cost per card, with no hidden subscription terms attached
How can I access the ChargePlace Scotland network?
To access all the chargers on the network and start charging your EV, you simply need to register for a ChargePlace Scotland account and order an RFID access card. The ChargePlace Scotland app* provides an alternative method for network members to access charge points and is available to download from the Google Play store and the App store. Many of the 50kW and 150kW units on the network that have a charging tariff applied also offer contactless as a payment method.
*Please be aware that not all of the charge points allow to be started vis the app. Due to some charge points being in remote locations, mobile signal may not always be the greatest and older units do not have this feature enabled, we recommend drivers do have an RFID card to ensure the
Accessing the network
The ChargePlace Scotland network provides a simple and convenient way for EV drivers to travel across Scotland with access to a range of charging facilities. Drivers can access charge points by using a ChargePlace Scotland RFID access card, via the ChargePlace Scotland smartphone app or via the webpay link – http://webpay.chargeplacescotland.org
ChargePlace Scotland is Scotland’s national Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network. Owned and developed by the Scottish Government, it has been developed through public grant funding of Local Authorities and other organisations to install charge points across Scotland from Shetland to the Scottish borders. The network has grown from 55 public charge points in 2013 to over 2,400 in 2022.
Once you are happy with the T&Cs login to your account as usual. If you get an error message of “access denied” delete your cookies and try again. You should then have access to your account information.
To access the network and start charging your EV, simply register for a ChargePlace Scotland account and order an access card by putting a cross in the appropriate box. There is a one off fee, of £10, for this card which will be added to your account.
Once your access card arrives, you can then use it to charge your EV at any charge point displayed on our live map. We do recommend ordering an RFID card due to the remote location of some chargers impacting phone signal for app use.
To access charge points on the ChargePlace Scotland network, you can either download our free ChargePlace Scotland app (iOS and Android) or order an access card, at a one off fee of £10 per card. You can then use your access card to charge your EV for free at a high majority of the charge points on our network.
While we make every endeavour to represent tariffs as accurately as possible, the host/owner has the responsibility to ensure tariff information is readily available through local signage and online.
We always recommend checking our live map, local signage and the charge point owners website before commencing with a charging session.
Parking fees will vary as each charge point host is responsible for setting and enforcing these. We recommend checking local signage and our live map for details of parking fees before starting any charging sessions.
Some units on the ChargePlace Scotland network have been privately funded by the charge point host, therefore the host may choose to restrict public access. We recommend checking if a charge point is displayed on our live map before attempting to start a charging session.
Your ChargePlace Scotland access card will work with all charging units if the charge point is displayed on our live map. To start a charging session on a charger, either present your RFID card to the units card reader or enter the charger details into the app to wake up the charging unit. Or you can alternatively start a charge via webpay.chargeplacescotland.org.
Only drivers who have a UK bank account and live in the UK are eligible to order an access card. If you are visiting Scotland and need to start a charge, you can activate chargers via the following link webpay.chargeplacescotland.org.
Yes, you can order more than one ChargePlace Scotland access card. A one off fee of £10 per card will apply for each access card you purchase, added to your account. Alternatively, you can download the free app.
No, you may not share your ChargePlace Scotland access card with another person. If you share your access card, our team may be unable to support you as we use the personal details registered to your account to verify your identity.
If your ChargePlace Scotland access card appears to be faulty, please test it on different charge points to confirm the issue is not just with one unit. Once you have done this, please notify us of the issue you are experiencing and how you have tested your card by completing the contact form on our website or calling our Service Centre on 0141 648 0750
Do you have a question about accessing the network that hasn’t been answered on this page? Please use our contact form to let us know.
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