En-route electric vehicle (EV) charging network evyve is the tenth network to go live on Zap-Pay, the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from Zapmap.
As of last week evyve, with its network of predominantly rapid chargers, is now fully up and running on Zap-Pay. The completed integration means that ten charge point operators across the UK are now Zap-Pay enabled. Indeed, evyve joins live Zap-Pay partners Osprey, ESB Energy, char.gy, GeniePoint, Mer, MFG EV Power, Fastned, Alfa Power and Connected Kerb in making payment easy for electric car drivers.
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 ten networks up and down the UK.
evyve is developing a nationwide network of rapid and ultra-rapid charging locations powered by 100% renewable energy, and is committed to providing a seamless customer experience.
The charging provider currently operates more than 200 chargers covering areas from Aberdeen to Eastbourne – primarily at retail and leisure outlets, business parks and restaurants – following partnerships with Greene King, the UK’s largest Pub Operator and Peel L&P, which includes strategically located retail sites within the UK.
Working in partnership with leading pub operator Greene King, evyve is delivering an ambitious rollout programme across its UK portfolio. Indeed, with a committed pipeline including developers, retailers and sports venues, evyve is targeting 10,000 charge points by 2030.
evyve operates a nationwide network of rapid and ultra-rapid charging devices.
Zap-Pay, a single-app payment solution 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.
Drivers using Zap-Pay are also able to view their charging history, receive live status updates while away from their vehicle, and download receipts to help keep track of their spending. To facilitate easy payment, they can also use both Apple Pay and Google Pay on all Zap-Pay enabled devices across the UK.
With evyve’s rapid charging network now live on Zap-Pay, today’s announcement marks another important step towards convenient and reliable charging for electric car drivers making longer journeys.
Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zapmap, said:
“Not so long ago, we heard a message coming loud and clear from electric car drivers across the UK – make paying for charging simple. That was exactly why we launched Zap-Pay, and set about signing up key charging networks up and down the country.
“As the tenth network to go live on Zap-Pay, I’m very pleased that evyve has now come online as a fully fledged payment partner. With usage levels of Zap-Pay continually increasing, we expect to see Zap-Pay utilisation jump still further as the summer progresses.
“The addition of another nationwide charging provider will certainly be of great value for electric car drivers, whether they’re undertaking longer journeys or simply topping up at their destination.”
Matt Lloyd, CPO Manager at Zapmap, said:
“It’s really encouraging to see our cross-network payment solution gathering such momentum. I for one am thrilled to see evyve – which is committed to rolling out a safe, secure and convenient public network – going live as our tenth Zap-Pay partner.
“Zap-Pay is a really easy way to pay for charging across networks from within the Zapmap app. For any new electric car drivers not familiar with Zap-Pay, simply open the ‘Payment’ filter in Zapmap and select ‘Zap-Pay’ to see the charging locations of all ten payment partners.
“With charge points at convenient locations such as restaurants, business parks, and retail and leisure outlets, evyve is a valuable addition to the Zap-Pay partner network.”
James Moat, CEO at evyve, said:
“We are pleased to see this integration go live and delighted to finally add our network to the Zap-Pay platform.
“We already consider Zapmap an important partner for charge point identification and route planning, but it is great to see progressive tools such as Zap-Pay being developed in-house to really tie the offering together and provide a great mobility service to the public.”
Fred Kamstra, Network Operation Manager at evyve, said:
“Integrating with Zap-Pay is another exciting step forward for evyve.
“At evyve we believe that interoperability, otherwise known as ‘Roaming’, is the key to mass adoption of electric vehicles and fast tracking the road to net-zero. Roaming makes payment simple by allowing the public to have the flexibility of using their preferred app or fuel card to pay at any of evyve’s chargers.
“By being one of the first networks to actively embrace roaming, we hope that we can give drivers the confidence to make the leap from ICE to electric.”
More integrations and announcements around Zap-Pay are to follow over the coming weeks and months.