CHARGING WITH US

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  • Follow our step-by-step instructions for each system below to get you started. 

     

    Click here for Kempower (Ultra-rapid 150kW+)

    Kempower Series-S charger

    Click here for Raption 150 (Ultra-rapid 150kW)

    Raption 150 charger

    Click here for Raption 50 (Rapid 50kW)

    Raption 50

  • You always start a charge with your chosen payment method. Depending on the type of charger you're at, you can choose from the below:

    Ultra-rapid and rapid chargers:

    1. Be.EV app
    2. Be.EV Member RFID card
    3. Contactless
    4. Electroverse app and RFID card

    Fast chargers:

    1. Be.EV app
    2. Be.EV Member RFID card
    3. WebPay
    4. Electroverse app and RFID card
  • The cost of your charge is based on the amount of energy you consume during a session (this is measured in kWh) and the type of charger you're at.

    Be.EV Members charge at a cheaper across the network. Not a member? It's free and easy to sign up.

    Ultra-rapid and rapid chargers

    • 77p/kWh for Be.EV Members
    • 82p/kWh Pay As You Go

    Fast chargers

    • 67p/kWh for Be.EV Members
    • 72p/kWh Pay As You Go
  • When charging, the connector will be locked in to your vehicle - but you can end your charge at any time with the payment method you started your charge with. Stop the session first, then unplug your vehicle.

    Step 1 - Stop the session

    Either press stop on the app, or on the charger then present your RFID/contactless card back up to the reader.

    Step 2 - Unplug your vehicle

    Ensure the charge session has finished, and that your car is unlocked, then you can go ahead and unplug. If the charge session has ended but the connector still feels locked to your vehicle, cycle between locking and unlocking on your car key.

    If you have any issues stopping a charge session or unplugging, you can call our friendly 24/7 Customer Helpline on 0800 917 3208.

    Charging Tip

    You don't need to wait for your vehicle to reach 100% to finish charging. In fact, since charging slows down considerably as a battery fills up, it often makes sense to charge up to around 80% or 90% and continue on with your jounrey. This is also better for the health of your battery, as repeated full-charging over a battery's life can lead to increased degradation.

  • There are several reasons why you may not be seeing speeds as high as you’d expect. Let’s get you charging faster!

    Your battery is too cold

    Batteries need to be warm (around 20-30ºC) to reach their peak speeds, anything below that and the vehicle will likely charge slower.

    Warm up your battery before charging, through preheating or previous driving and rapid charging, to avoid this limiting.

    You’re at a high state of charge (battery percentage)

    EVs will typically only hit their peak charging speeds at lower states of charge, before they begin to charge slower at higher battery percentages.

    Each electric vehicle has its own ‘charge curve’, which is a graph that describes how much charging power is to be expected at each battery percentage. Review your vehicle’s own charge curve to understand what speeds to expect.

    You’re sharing charging power with another vehicle

    Some rapid and ultra-rapid chargers allow the ability to split charging power between two vehicles at once. This may mean that the peak charging speed you can expect is reduced when another vehicle is connected. Whilst this is rarely an issue, aim for charging locations like Be.EV Charging Hubs, Charging Greens and Charging Oases which don’t limit power based on the car charging beside you.

    Charging power is ramping up

    It often takes a few moments for maximum charging power to be reached. Give your vehicle a minute or two to request full power.

    A mixture of the above

    The factors above combine to impact your charging speeds. For the fastest session, arrive with lower states of charge at your battery’s ideal temperature, aiming for chargers which don’t limit charging speed based on adjacent vehicles.

Kempower Satellites

Ultra-rapid (up to 150kW or 300kW)

  • CCS only or CCS and CHAdeMO connector
  • Dynamic power sharing across the whole charging location (so you can expect top speeds wherever you park!)
  • Up to 150kW for 400-volt EVs, and 300kW for 800-volt EVs (at certain locations)
  • Weight-assisted cable management to lighten the load
  • For 300kW – adds up to 325 miles of range in 20 minutes
  • For 150kW – adds up to 165 miles of range in 20 minutes

How to use this charger.

Raption 150

Ultra-rapid (up to 150kW)

  • CCS only or CCS and CHAdeMO
  • Charges 1 EV at up to 150kW, or 2 EVs at up to 75kW each
  • Adds up to 165 miles of range in 20 minutes

How to use this charger.

Raption 50

Rapid (up to 50kW)

  • CCS, CHAdeMO and Type 2 connectors
  • Charges 2 EVs at once – 1 x CCS or CHAdeMO, and 1 x Type 2
  • Adds up to 55 miles of range in 20 minutes

How to use this charger.

Download the Be.EV app for cheaper charging

The cheapest and easiest way to charge is with your Be.EV app or RFID card. Plus, you'll unlock cheaper Off-Peak pricing at over 250 charging bays nationwide. Download to get charging straight away, and we'll pop your Be.EV RFID card in the post.