Zapmap expands EV charging mapping service into mainland Europe

  • Zapmap expands to mainland Europe, offering EV charging mapping for high-power charge points to aid UK drivers.
  • Future plans include introducing EV route planning and payments in France, Germany, and Benelux, with broader expansion.
  • The move adds 15,000 charging locations in Europe, enhancing services for electric car drivers.

Zapmap’s industry-leading EV charging mapping service is available in mainland Europe

Zapmap is expanding beyond the UK and Republic of Ireland into mainland Europe. Electric car enthusiasts can now navigate through France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg with the help of Zapmap’s app and desktop map.

In a strategic move, Zapmap is initially focusing on high-power charge points, boasting a power rating of 60kW or more. This selection aims to aid UK drivers in efficiently charging their electric vehicles during road trips across Europe. The featured charge points offer a range of payment options for added convenience.

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The upcoming months will witness Zapmap’s evolution, with plans to introduce EV route planning and charging payments for drivers in France, Germany, and Benelux. The company is gearing up to broaden its horizons, intending to add charge points in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.

Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zapmap, said:

“I’m delighted to announce that we’ve taken our first step into mainland Europe. Mapping charge points on the continent has been a frequent request from Zapmap users over the past few years, and I’m very pleased to say that we’ve made it happen.

As ever, our mission is to make the EV charging experience simple, wherever you go. That’s why, to ensure we offer the same great service abroad as we do in the UK, our aim at this initial stage is to help UK drivers on the continent find charge points en-route when road tripping in an electric car.”

The expansion adds a considerable 15,000 charging locations in Europe. That’s a remarkable 50% surge from the existing number in the UK.

Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-founder &  COO at Zapmap, said:

“From our survey, we know that around 18% of Zapmap users travel abroad – typically to France, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany – with the past year seeing a 28% increase in people travelling to mainland Europe in their EV. I’m very pleased we’re now able to serve UK drivers in these five countries, and that we can open up mainland Europe to a new generation of electric car drivers.

When using Zapmap abroad, remember to check-in and upload photos to charge points when you use them, just like you do in the UK to help others on their EV journey.”

For now, Zapmap users in France, Germany, and Benelux can enjoy a diverse array of charging options. As the European service continues to evolve, it promises an even more comprehensive coverage and service for electric car drivers in Europe. 

This development speaks to a movement towards an interconnected charging network. Zapmap’s advanced EV charging mapping service is a fantastic step towards easy EV travelling. Now, it’s just the payments that need to be simplified to make an international EV roadtrip as easy as possible. 

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