Connected Kerb announces its partnership with Zap-Map
Leading chargepoint operator is added to leading EV mapping company’s Zap-Pay service
After recently announcing plans to invest around £1.9 billion and install a further 190,000 public electric vehicle chargepoints throughout the UK by 2030, Connected Kerb has joined Zap-Map.
Zap-Map started in 2014 and is the UK’s leading EV mapping service for users wanting to locate chargepoints across the UK. The service currently has over 290,000 registered users accessing through desktop, Android and iOS and is a valuable commodity when planning longer journeys and charging stops.
Connected Kerb becomes the eighth chargepoint operator to join the Zap-Pay service after securing partnerships with West Sussex and Kent county councils to install thousands of public chargepoints over the next 10 years.
Commercial director at Zap-Map, Alex Earl said: ““We’re delighted to be working with Connected Kerb, whose reliable, affordable and accessible EV charging solutions will help to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles. As EVs increasingly enter the mainstream, we need to make paying for charging as simple as possible. Connected Kerb’s solution combines power and data to deliver user-friendly charging for cities and communities, and their ethos chimes perfectly with Zap-Pay. Having Connected Kerb on board with Zap-Pay is great news for EV drivers – especially those without access to off-street parking – who will benefit from a convenient and easy-to-use service.”
CEO of Connected Kerb, Chris Pateman-Jones added: ““We are really excited about our partnership with Zap-Pay, a payment system that will help to provide a seamless charging experience for our customers. In an age where users are swamped with apps covering every activity of their daily life, we believe that the integration of finding, planning and paying for charging points within the same app will make EV charging hassle-free. This is an essential part of enabling a full EV transition. As we scale up our charging point presence across the UK, it is critical that our network can offer a reliable, easy-to-use and secure payment system and we are delighted that Zap-Pay does just that.”