Zap-Map has launched dynamic data on its desktop and iOS/Android platforms, bringing live network date to users from Chargemaster’s Polar network.
The partnership with Chargemaster is just the start of a phased roll-out of live chargepoint information, as more dynamic data from other networks on Zap-Map will follow early next year.
It is the first time Zap-Map users will have access to dynamic network data across multiple UK networks on one desktop application and mobile app. With Chargemaster entering into partnership with Zap-Map, both businesses and EV drivers are set to benefit.
Those who drive plug-in vehicles will be able to see through Zap-Map whether a charge point is in use or available for charging. Zap-Map is able to provide users with enhanced information, bringing the most accurate data possible to drivers; and Chargemaster will benefit from Zap-Chat update information, receiving users feedback to further improve their levels of customer service, along with increased exposure for the Polar brand.
Dr Ben Lane, Director at Zap-Map, said at the launch: “Achieving this level of data integration has required the close co-operation of network operators, and we are delighted to be rolling-out dynamic data for the key UK networks with POLAR being the first.
“The live network data complements Zap-Chat, our peer-to-peer comms channel which allows users to provide status updates and last-mile information. Taken together, the network and Zap-Chat updates give the best possible information to EV users on the move about charging points availability.”
David Martell, Founder and Chief Executive of Chargemaster Plc, commented: “We are pleased to work with Zap-Map to make it easier to use the POLAR network. Chargemaster is committed to make EV charging simple and highly reliable right across the country and we see the provision of the highest quality data to users as a fundamental part of this.”
Zap-Map is the UK’s number one EV charging platform, with more than 40,000 users per month out of an plug-in fleet of around 90,000 vehicles.