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    char.gy electric vehicle (EV) charging goes live on Zap-Map’s easy payment app

    On-street electric vehicle (EV) charging network char.gy is now live on Zap-Pay across its entire network of chargers in the UK. Zap-Pay is the simple way to pay for electric vehicle charging across networks from within Zap-Map, the UK’s leading charge point mapping service.

    With char.gy points previously Zap-Pay enabled in Greater London, the switching on of the operator’s charging points in Leicester and Coventry sees char.gy fully up and running as an established Zap-Pay partner. This means electric car drivers can now use Zap-Pay on all char.gy devices across the UK.

    The company, which works with local authorities to help provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure for those without off-street charging, currently has a network of almost 1,000 slow and fast devices in Coventry, Greater London and Leicester.

    The addition of the Leicester and Coventry chargers to the Zap-Pay network means that a total of almost 3,000 charging devices across the UK are currently Zap-Pay enabled. char.gy was the third network to come online with Zap-Pay following Osprey and ESB Energy and was followed by nationwide charging network GeniePoint in April and Mer in July.

    Zap-Pay was launched with a mission to be a simple way to pay and include all the key charge point networks across the UK. As a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using different payment methods across all the various networks.

    As well as being able to search for charge points, plan longer journeys and share updates with other electric vehicle drivers, Zap-Map users can quickly and easily pay for their charging on all five networks up and down the UK.

    More integrations and announcements around Zap-Pay are to follow over the coming weeks and months. Ultra-rapid network MFG EV Power and on-street residential network Connected Kerb are scheduled to go live on Zap-Pay in August, with Revive and Charge My Street networks soon after. This will bring the total number of chargers supported by Zap-Pay to almost 4,000.

    Alex Earl, Zap-Map commercial director, said: “I’m thrilled to see char.gy’s Leicester and Coventry points going live on Zap-Pay. It’s great to have char.gy on board as a fully fledged Zap-Pay partner, not least because the network’s on-street chargers are invaluable for EV drivers without off-street parking.

    “Paying for charging has got that much easier for drivers in Leicester and Coventry, joining London where usage of Zap-Pay has been increasing significantly over the past 10 months.”

    Richard Stobart, char.gy CEO and founder, said:“I am really excited to see this final piece of the Zap-Pay integration come to fruition. At char.gy we want to ensure the use of electric vehicles is as easy as possible for all EV drivers, and our customers in Leicester and Coventry now join those in London with a quick and easy EV payment solution.”

    All char.gy points in the UK have now been Zap-Pay enabled, and are available to use via the Zap-Map app. Easy payment for electric vehicle charging is essential in helping to encourage drivers to transition to zero emissions motoring. 

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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