The Pod Point App has you covered at home and on the go!
Not only can you search for public units and claim a charge in the app, you can also connect your home charge unit and monitor the energy you've consumed.
You’ll have access to a full break down of your daily, weekly and/or monthly energy use across public and home charging.
- Search: find and navigate public chargepoints quickly
Filter: search by selecting a specific charge capacity
- Charge activity: monitor both your home and public charge data in the ‘Stats’ section (Please note, home charge data will only be visible for customers with a newer Pod Point model that is connected to wifi)
- Expenses: download your charging data directly to your email including costs for business miles if applicable
- Start charging: Initiate charges directly from the app
- Up-to-date information: get the latest chargepoint availability and view public charging tariff information (set by the chargepoint owner)
- Favourites: star your most beloved locations for quicker access
- Account: greater control of your Pod Point settings
- Feedback: report an issue quickly from within the app
- EV Zones: App users can easily identify EV Zone locations when searching for public units in the app. Simply look out for any location marked with a ‘Z’ on the map!
- Multi-currency support: The Pod Point App supports NOK, Euro and British Pounds making it even easier to charge across Europe and see the currency conversion in the stats section
Pod Point is the UK’s largest independent electric vehicle charging provider. With over 2,000 public chargepoints and an easy-to-use App, it’s never been more simple to charge your EV.
A bug fix to ensure all authorised users have the ability to claim charge in the app, download the stats report etc.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great App With only 1 minor issue and 1 suggestion.
I’m not having any issues that other users are complaining of and use the home and public charging easily enough.
1 thing I’m not confident about is the stats on cost per home charge tho. I’m convinced I’m actually spending less than the app suggests. I come home from work at 6 and plug in but the car is set to accept a charge between 11 & 7 off peak. Does the app assume higher cost per kWh because I’ve plugged in during peak times? I think it might be but I may be wrong. It’s only that my Tesla stats app suggests charging costs that are lower! When viewing previous charges I think the app should show costs incurred peak and off peak as-well as the energy used in each period.
1 suggestion would be to have the app remember the public charge point your plugged into if the app is closed altogether. When re opening app it currently shows the map to pick a charge point dispute already being connected and charging.
Despite the above it works. I think app updates need to roll out a little quicker tho and install some confidence into those onlookers looking to acquire a home charge unit as the list of negative reviews don’t install much confidence in onlookers wanting to acquire a home charger. I’m relatively happy tho and hope this review installs some confidence in those looking to acquire a home charge unit.
Pretty good experience so far
I have used multiple pod point rapid chargers (mainly at Lidl’s around the north of the UK) and fast chargers. I also now have a pod point home charger. I have seen horror stories about installations going badly, and unusable chargers as well as the app itself not being reliable. I have found that whilst it’s not perfect it certainly amongst the quickest and most reliable interface (beats charge your car app and chargers for ease of use by a mile, in my experience). It’s very easy to identify chargers and connect to them, I was a bit gutted at one recently when I discovered that it could only charge CHAdeMO or CCS at one time, but a very courteous BMW i3 owner gave up his charge early for me. It was free after all, so I can’t complain at all.
I do occasionally find using free chargers that my session is not captured on the app, but usually it’s just a bit slow receive the data. I have noticed and agree with other reviewers that if you use a charge timer in your car like my leaf has, the app completely fails to record the actual ‘charge’ time, and instead gives you the start, end and duration of the car being plugged in. However, the kW delivered appears correct which is of much more interest to me. It’s also nice to be able to download the data to review in a spreadsheet, but I am an analyst by trade so I appreciate that won’t be for everyone!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback and review. We are happy to hear your experience with using our chargers is a positive one.
Regarding free sessions not showing within the 'Stats' section of the app it would be great to understand more so we can investigate. Could you let us know what units you experienced this issue on? Sometimes there may be a lag in sending the data but we are always trying to improve communications to make the experience more seamless for our EV drivers.
We are also delighted to hear you use a lot of the features offered on our app. We understand your frustration with the start and end time displaying the entire duration your car is plugged in this is something we have been looking into and hope to change in the near future.
We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback :) Happy Charging!
WiFi doesn’t work
Had tethered PodPoint charger installed before Christmas 2019. Firstly in their defence, it actually does its main job of charging our car and van. Sadly the Wi-Fi set up doesn’t work at all. I have contacted Pod-Point by email several times with zero response. When phoning them, they suggested a range extender so the Wi-Fi reaches the unit which is obviously outside the house. At no point in the installation process is it ever suggested that the Wi-Fi won’t reach so at the moment I have no idea of how much it’s costing me to charge the vehicles. Also if I do decide to use off-peak electricity (which starts at 1am) I need to physically get up at 1am and plug it in, there is no option to set a timer to start a charge at a particular time. This in my opinion , is a missed opportunity to really steal a march on other providers, I mean with the technology we have today, how hard can it be. Overall I’m quite underwhelmed.
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