Zap-Map app 3.0 incorporates live data from the Source London and ESB charging networks and is now available on both iOS and Android platforms.
In the UK, the updated app sees the addition of dynamic data for Source London points in and around the capital, and live charge point information for the ecarni network in Northern Ireland.
With the existing live data from POLAR and GeniePoint networks, Zap-Map now has live data for around 75% of London points, 80% of charge points in Northern Ireland and 45% of charge points across England and Wales.
The Zap-Map app is now available in the Republic of Ireland for the first time and includes live data for the ESB ecars network, providing live dynamic data for over 90% of charge points.
The updated app also includes new features, with an improved community area. Users are now able to report a charge point as ‘ICEd’ – blocked by an internal combustion engine vehicle – and add and view enhanced status updates. They can also access extended account functions and join in the new café area, which allows users to ask general questions to Zap-Map or other EV drivers.
On the release of Zap-Map 3.0 incorporating the Source London and ESB live data, Melanie Shufflebotham, Director at Zap-Map said: “With electric cars moving into the mainstream, it is essential that EV drivers have the tools and information they need to plan their electric journeys, and we are delighted to release our new app with more live network data for EV drivers in London, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
“We will continue to develop the best possible tools for EV drivers on the move with new features and more live data planned for later this year.”
Gareth Davis, Head of ecars at ESB commented: “We are delighted that information on our extensive network of charge points in both Northern Ireland and 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.”
Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director of Source London, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Zap-Map as it will enable EV users to be updated with live information on the status of our charging points. The app is incredibly simple to use and allows EV drivers to view the locations and availability of our charging points with ease. We hope that giving users the visibility of the whole network will encourage and accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles throughout London.”
Before the launch of the new app, Zap-Map had more than 45,000 users per month, from a UK plug-in car fleet of around 110,000 vehicles.
Find Source London, ESB ecars, ecarni, or any other EV charging network’s points by using the network filters on Zap-Map desktop, mobile, or app. You can find where to download Zap-Map 3.0 here, or head to the iTunes App Store or Google Play for iOS or Android devices respectively.