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    Zap-Map and Nissan Motor GB partner to make electric vehicle (EV) charging easy

    Zap-Map, the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV)mapping service, and automaker Nissan today announced a partnership in the UK. Purchasers of Nissan’s electric vehicles will be provided with three years’ free subscription to Zap-Map Premium subscription. This subscription partnership offer applies to both private and business orders for new Nissan EV passenger cars.

    On top of Zap-Map’s core features, which allow drivers to search, plan and pay for EV charging, Zap-Map Premium provides a number of additional features. These include the ability to access Zap-Map within the in-car dashboard through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. 

    This is great news for new Nissan EV drivers and allows them to find a suitable charger quickly and easily by viewing live charge point data, accessing route plans, and linking to a navigation app for turn-by-turn directions.

    Since 2014, Zap-Map has established the most comprehensive map and dataset of electric vehicle charging points in the UK. This includes live status information for over 70 percent of charge points.

    Looking ahead, zero-emission vehicles will continue to play an increasingly important role in Nissan’s future. Nissan is forging partnerships with companies, such as Zap-Map, to help secure the necessary infrastructure for a zero-emission future.

    Nissan’s partnership with Zap-Map allows new customers to plan electric journeys quicker and drive smarter with in-car support through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

    Nic Thomas, Nissan Motor GB Marketing Director, said: “Nissan is thrilled to be partnering with Zap-Map in this exciting move towards more integrated electric motoring. 

    “Nissan have always been pioneers of the electric vehicle market and Zap-Map lead the way for charge mapping, this partnership is a logical next step as both companies continue to pave the way for intuitive electric travel.”   

    Melanie Shufflebotham, Zap-Map COO and co-founder, said: “I’m very happy to announce Zap-Map’s partnership with Nissan today. With drivers increasingly making the switch to electric, our focus at Zap-Map is on making charging simple, and that’s exactly what this partnership between Nissan and Zap-Map helps to achieve.

    “We know it can sometimes be hard to find suitable chargers while driving. By enabling access to Zap-Map within the in-car dashboard, our Premium offering makes navigation that much easier for EV drivers. 

    “That means Nissan retail customers will be able to view charge points, see live charge point status, access route plans, and link to a navigation app for turn-by-turn directions – all while on the move.

    “As a company, we really value feedback from our user community. We work extremely hard to understand the views of EV drivers, and that’s how we came to develop Zap-Map Premium. So it’s fantastic to see the partnership with Nissan going live today, ready to make EV navigation easy for Nissan customers across the country.”

    Earlier this year we brought you the news that Nissan electric vehicle drivers are now able to get full access to the IONITY charging network. This is Europe’s leading highway charging network with 1,600 fast chargers in 24 European markets and users of the Nissan Charge app will receive full access to it.

    John Curtis, Zap-Map Premium user from the EV Rally of Great Britain, said:”Zap-Map Premium gives me information that is really useful when I’m on the move and it gives it to me in a way I can easily use. 

    “The map shows where I am, how many charge points there are around me, where the nearest ones are which is fabulous, whether they are available or not, whether they are working or not.

    “I can have a list of those charge points so I can choose where I want to go. I can set up routes. And it’s just brilliant, it makes life an awful lot easier”.

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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