About Us

Zap-Map is the UK’s No.1 charging point platform with over 40,000 cross-platform visitors each month. Available on the desktop and iOS/Android apps, Zap-Map enables electric vehicle (EV) drivers to locate, navigate to and update charge points for the benefit of the EV community.


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.

Charge point database

Zap-Map aggregates data from various sources to provide the most comprehensive source of UK charge points – there are currently more than 4000 public charging locations mapped on the Zap database.

Zap-Map now integrates dynamic(live) data direct from participating charge point networks. This feature has been rolled out with is being rolled out initially with the POLAR and GeniePointnetworks, with more networks to follow in Q3 2017.

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

Zap-Chat community

The Zap-Chat community feature is used by 1000s of EV drivers to log successful charge, update the status of the 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, it can be a confusing topic; Zap-Map provides an overview of the different networks, overview of charging and how to go about getting a charging point for home or work.

Making the decision to go electric requires some careful 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 charge point which is not currently shown on Zap-Map, there is a facility to add details via the add a new charge point page.

The Team

Dr Ben Lane is in charge of Technology and Strategy for Zap-Map. A leading UK automotive expert with almost 20 years’ experience in ultra-low emission and electric vehicle technologies. His career has included academic research, consultancy and the development of commercial digital services in the automotive sector.

Melanie Shufflebotham is responsible for Sales and Product Delivery at Zap-Map. Melanie has over twenty years experience in the area of technology and marketing and has held posts in product management, Internet marketing and business development. She has worked both in the corporate sector 3Com and T-Mobile and in a number of start-ups.

Chris Lilly is responsible for editorial content on Zap-Map. With a background in journalism, Chris has worked for regional newspapers, and lifestyle magazines and websites as a staff or freelance motoring writer since 2006, after studying Automotive Design at university. He is also a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and the Welsh Group of Motoring Writers.
Tom Halley is Next Green Car’s Senior Web Developer, responsible for continuously delivering improvements to the Next Green Car technology stack, as well as working on new projects with a growing team of developers. Tom has over four years experience working with Enterprise level applications since graduating from Teesside University, and is always keen to learn new technologies.
Ikbal Kaya is Mobile Application Developer for Next Green Car. After graduating from the Computer Engineering department at Yildiz Technical University, Ikbal specialised in mobile application development, along with contemporary software engineering practices. He has worked in a number of different industries on several projects, including bluetooth powered apps and augmented reality apps.
Caragh Newman is Zap-Map’s Data & Community Manager. With a background in marketing and client services she manages all of the information generated by Zap-Map users, looks after the social media sites, and manages the background data that drives the Zap-Map desktop and mobile applications.

Other Projects

Zap-Map.com is developed by Next Green Car Ltd, an independent 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 www.nextgreencar.com, the UK’s No.1 green car website.

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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