About Us

With a mission to make electric vehicle (EV) charging simple, Zap-Map is the UK’s leading EV mapping service and has more than 120,000 cross-platform visitors each month.

Zap-Map enables EV drivers to locate available charge points, plan longer electric journeys, share updates with the EV community and pay for charging on participating networks.

In addition to the charge point map, Zap-Map provides supporting information on charging and electric vehicles to help current or prospective EV drivers to make more informed choices and enjoy their electric motoring experience.

 
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Zap-Map charge point data

Charge point data is aggregated from the charge point networks and through community updates making Zap-Map the UK’s most comprehensive source of public EV charge points – there are currently 19593 devices at 12367 public charging locations mapped on Zap-Map.

With more than 95% of public charge points mapped, EV drivers can be confident that they can see all the latest charge points. Zap-Map has built partnerships with most of the UK networks to integrate dynamic live data into the map and now close to 70% of all public charge points have live status updates. New points are added as soon as they go live and users can see whether a charge point is available, in use, or out of service; this information is updated every five minutes.

More details on charge point data composition can be found on the statistics page and further details on sources on the data licensing page.

Zap-Map users can search and apply filters on Zap-Map to find charge points by location, EV models, connector type, connector speed, network, payment type and access type. To plan longer routes, EV drivers can use the smart Route Planner.

Zap-Chat community

The Zap-Chat community feature is used by thousands of EV drivers to log successful charges, update the status of a charge point, edit information, and add last mile information. This feature is there to share information for the benefit of all EV drivers.

Registered users can add information and updates to Zap-Chat and view other updates on the Zap-Chat stream, either globally or at the specific point.

Charging info resource

With so many new and technical terms relating to charge points, electric vehicle charging can be confusing topic. Zap-Map provides an overview of the different networks, explanation of charging, and how to go about getting a charging point for home or work.

Making the decision to go electric requires some consideration; the electric vehicle section covers the different technologies, practical issues to think about, the tax and grant benefits available, and provides a list of electric vehicles available to buy now.

If a user finds a public charge point which is not currently shown on Zap-Map or would like to share their home or work point on the Zap-Home or Zap-Work peer to peer networks respectively, they can add a new charge point here.

B2B services

With long-standing experience in the EV market, Zap-Map can offer not only advertising opportunities but also EV content and tools, Zap-Map integration, Market Insights, and services for EV installers and networks. More information available on our Work with us section.

The Team

Ben
Lane

CTO &
Joint MD

Melanie
Shufflebotham

COO &
Joint MD

Chris
Lilly

Content
Manager

Caragh
Newman

Data
Operations

Mark
Chitty

Product
Manager

David
Burns

Senior
DevOps Engineer

Chris
Hill

Lead
Developer

Ikbal
Kaya

Lead Mobile
Apps Developer

Liam
Taaffe

Data & Community
Manager

Jonathan
Clegg

Web
Developer

Ben
Rosen

iOS App
Developer

Luke
Manson

Software
Developer


Other Projects

Zap-Map.com is¬†developed by Next Green Car Ltd, a company developing data and digital solutions in the automotive sector from an environmental angle. In addition to Zap-Map, Next Green Car runs and operates nextgreencar.com, the UK’s No.1 green car website. In March 2019 Next Green Car Ltd received and investment from Good Energy plc, the 100% renewable energy company. In July 2020 this investment was consolidated so that Good Energy plc now have a majority (50.1%) stake in the company. This backing provides resource and expertise to enable Zap-Map to continue to delivery innovative products and services for EV drivers.

If you want to contact the Zap-Map team we would love to hear from you, just visit our Contact Us page.


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