With over 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles on UK roads, OLEV has appointed Cenex to maintain and develop the official UK database of information on public chargepoints. This information will be freely available, and will allow third party developers to offer an...
About the NCR
The National Chargepoint Registry (NCR) was established by the UK Government in 2011 to provide a public database of publicly-funded chargepoints across the UK in support of the Government’s objective to promote the use and sales of Ultra Low Emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the UK.
As its name suggests, the NCR is a registry of UK chargepoints, rather than a mapping service. However, one of the objectives of the NCR is to provide data to third parties, some of whom will present the database in a map format.
This web front-end is operated by Cenex.
Third party applications
Mapping tools / apps based on NCR data include: ecarNI which shows points in N. Ireland; Greener Scotland which shows Scottish EV chargers; PlugSurfing, an app which allows covers the EU; Open Charge Map, which shows charge points in the UK and globally; mevCharge.com a route planner for EVs; Mitsubishi Motors which allows UK users to find Mitsubishi compatible points; The New Motion, that provides apps with search, filters and status notifications; MyRouteMonkey with battery aware route planning; and Zap-Map which displays chargepoint locations with user search functionality.
Access the data
The NCR database containing key information regarding the UK’s public chargepoint network is freely available to end users in XML, CSV, and JSON formats. An API is also available for developers to automatically download from NCR & import the dataset for their third party applications.
To download the latest version of the NCR database users are directed to the official Government data portal at: data.gov.uk/dataset/national-charge-point-registry. The database is regularly updated. The links to the NCR database on the Government data portal were setup in 2012, which is why that date is referenced. Data is provided free under the Open Government Licence. No registration is required for this service.
Uploading to the NCR
Network owners and operators are able to upload chargepoint information to the NCR either via a web portal, or using CSV files, on a periodic basis.
Organisations wanting to upload data should first register with the National Chargepoint Registry.
For more info, email [email protected] or call the NCR Helpline on 0300 7778800.