char.gy has signed up to become a new partner with Zap-Pay. The London-based charging company has joined the cross-network payment system from Zap-Map, who are the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) mapping service. This makes life simple when it comes to payment for charging an electric car using the Zap-Map app.
Launched last year with a mission to sign up all the key charge point networks across the UK, Zap-Pay is trying to make across-network charging simple to use and pay for.
char.gy will become the third charge point operator to be added to Zap-Pay and will operate just under 1,000 charge points by the end of July. The majority are found in and around London and Coventry offering a solution to those who need to charge an electric car without off-street parking.
To date, char.gy has focused on manufacturing simple-to-use charge points for local authorities in England. The company is now in a strong position to further expand in both the public and private sectors. It’s currently the seventh-largest charging network in the UK.
Alex Earl, Zap-Map commercial director, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with char.gy, whose well designed charging solutions for councils and parking providers are helping to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, particularly for those without off-street parking.
“char.gy’s easy-to-use ethos chimes perfectly with Zap-Map’s mission to make charging simple, and having them on board is great news for EV drivers, who will benefit from a convenient and easy-to-use service.
“As electric vehicles become mainstream, we need to make paying for charging as simple as possible, so we’re excited to be adding more networks to Zap-Pay over the course of the year.”
Richard Stobart, char.gy CEO and founder, said: “We want to make the use of electric vehicles as easy as possible for all EV drivers, so I am really excited about this integration with Zap-Pay. Our customers will now have the choice to make payment in a way that is most convenient to them.”
Zap-Map and char.gy look forward to making further announcements on the partnership once the technical integration is complete.