On-street electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist Connected Kerb is the latest network to go live on Zap-Pay, the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from Zapmap.
As of last week Connected Kerb, with its network of on-street and car park chargers, is now fully up and running on Zap-Pay. The network – which is the ninth to go live on the cross-network payment solution – joins live Zap-Pay partners Osprey, ESB Energy, char.gy, GeniePoint, Mer, MFG EV Power, Fastned and Alfa Power.
The completed integration means that a total of almost 7,000 charging devices across the UK are now Zap-Pay enabled. As well as being able to search for charge points, plan longer journeys, and share updates with other EV drivers, Zapmap users can now pay quickly and easily for their EV charging on all nine networks up and down the UK. More integrations and announcements around Zap-Pay are to follow over the coming weeks and months.
Connected Kerb, which aims to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility for everyone with affordable and accessible EV charging solutions, operates a network of around 2,000 chargers covering areas from Aberdeen to Plymouth. Last year, Connected Kerb announced plans to install 190,000 public on-street EV chargers, worth up to £1.9bn, by 2030. The unprecedented investment intends to revolutionise access to EV charging for millions of drivers without off-street parking, and to support mass-market charging for workplaces and fleets.
Zap-Pay, a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, was launched with a mission to include all the key charge point networks across the UK.
The payment solution avoids the hassle of using different payment methods across all the various networks, providing a simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from within the familiar Zapmap app.
With Connected Kerb’s on-street charging network now live on Zap-Pay, today’s announcement marks another important step towards affordable and accessible charging for drivers unable to charge their EV at home.
Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zapmap, said:
“I’m delighted to see such an important network as Connected Kerb going live on Zap-Pay, not least because reliable, accessible EV charging solutions like these will help to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles and reduce our carbon footprint.
“As a nationwide charging provider with charge points at convenient locations such as residential streets and car parks, Connected Kerb is a valuable addition to the Zap-Pay partner network.
“Thanks to our users, we know that EV drivers want simple solutions to pay for charging. Having Connected Kerb live on Zap-Pay is therefore great news for Zapmap users – especially those without access to off-street parking – who will benefit from a convenient and easy-to-use service.”
Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO at Connected Kerb, said:
“Zap-Pay has made an immeasurable contribution to our users’ charging payment experience, which must be as seamless as possible if we are to win the hearts and minds of existing, experimental and new EV users.
"Charging an EV should be a routine activity that is as mundane as taking public transport and this collaboration with Zap-Pay will bring that a step closer.”