Changes to ESB Energy's rapid public charging network pricing structure

Changes to ESB Energy's rapid public charging network pricing structure


7th February 2022

Our prices for use of our London chargers will be changing from Monday, 14th February 2022. 

This change will see an increase on all transactions across all payment plans when you charge your EV using ESB Energy’s public charging network in London. 

The roll-out of our new charging network continues in Birmingham where pay for use will be introduced in the coming months. Further communication about this along with changes to our prices in Coventry will follow. 

Why are our prices changing?

Unfortunately, the wholesale cost of electricity in the UK, as well as in Europe, has dramatically soared to an unprecedented level over the past year. This increase in our costs means we are unable to continue to provide our services without having to increase the price of charging on our network. 

We really value your custom and while we have done all that we can to absorb the increases and avoid passing these additional costs to you, this increase is unavoidable. We will continue to offer you the most competitive rates available and will work hard to keep the cost of charging as low as possible.  


What are the new prices?

Please see the table below for a full view of our new prices in London. The new prices will be introduced on a rolling basis over the coming months. Please check the EV Plug In app for specific charger price details.  

Rapid Charging (50kW, £/kWh)£0.45£0.42£0.45£0.42
Connection FeeNoneNone£0.50None
Monthly SubscriptionNone£4.99NoneFree


The unit rate for drivers on Fleet plans will also change on a rolling basis to £0.42 per kWh.


Do I need to do anything? 

If you are already signed up to use the ESB Energy public charging network, you do not need to do anything – the new rates will be displayed on the EV Plug In app. 

If you have not signed up yet, we encourage you to do so here


Contact Us 

If you have any questions about our new prices, we are here to help via phone or you can contact us via email: 
T: + 44 345 609 0372