The Rapid
Charge Network

The Rapid Charge Network project is the development of a multi-standard, rapid charge network for electric vehicles throughout the UK and Ireland. The results and strategy of the project will be shared with other towns, cities and countries to support the growth of networks across Europe.

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74 Charge Points

A network of multi-standard charge points across the UK and Ireland.


Covering 1,100km of major spine roads.

The right connections

Linking five seaports and five airports.

Four leading manufacturers

The support of four major vehicle manufacturers.

Making the RCN happen

  1. Project gains EU support

    The project was granted 50% funding from the European Union’s Ten-T programme

  2. Testing of multi-standard rapid charge points

    The rapid charge points have been tested and approved.

  3. Site surveys begin

    Work began at the first identified locations.

  4. First Charge point installed

    The first official Rapid Charge Network point was installed.

  5. Project officially launched in Corley

    With ten charge points installed, the project officially launched.

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The Rapid Charge Network is supported by major industry partners, including:

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  • BMW Logo
  • ES3 Logo
  • Renault Logo
  • Volkswagen Logo