Zap-Map has launched its latest app in the Republic of Ireland, expanding into the new territory with live data from the ESB ecars network.
The latest app, available for both iOS and Android phones, will enable electric car drivers to locate and navigate to charge points and see whether a charge point is available or in use. Dynamic data comes from ESB, which provides an extensive network of over 1200 charge points across the island of Ireland; these will be dynamically updated on Zap-Map to display an up to date status for electric car drivers.
This dynamic data from ESB is complemented by Zap-Chat, which allows registered users to update a charge point’s status, post comments, and provide last-mile information.
On the release of Zap-Map 3.0 incorporating the ESB network data, Melanie Shufflebotham, Director at Zap-Map said: “We are delighted to extend the coverage of Zap-Map to Republic of Ireland with live network updates from ESB, and hope that this will help accelerate the uptake of EVs across the country.
“Our aim is to give the best possible information to EV drivers on the move and the latest app features were developed with this in mind. The new app also includes the integration of the Zap-Chat platform for live user updates, and enables the roll-out of new features for launch later this year.”
Gareth Davis, Head of ecars at ESB commented: “We are delighted that information on our extensive network of charge points in the Republic of Ireland will be available on Zap-Map and will allow EV drivers to easily access information on charge point locations and availability. This information is essential for EV drivers wishing to plan their journey and ensure they have charging facilities on route.”
Zap-Map currently has more than 45,000 cross-platform users per month in the UK, from a plug-in car fleet of around 110,000 vehicles – with both figures rising rapidly.