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 is being rolled out initially with the POLAR network, with more networks to follow in 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 Managing Editor responsible for site content. His career has spanned both academic research and independent consultancy in technology and the environment and has worked within both the public and private sectors. Ben is also the founding director of Ecolane, Transport and Environment Consultancy.


Melanie Shufflebotham is responsible for Product Strategu & Marketing 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 freelance motoring writer since 2006, after studying Automotive Design at university. He is also a member of the Welsh Group of Motoring Writers.

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.

In September 2014, Next Green Car Ltd was awarded the contract to take over management of the National Charge Point Registry (NCR) on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

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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