Zap-Map, EV mapping service, has announced that Char.gy is the latest charge point operator to join Zap-Pay.
The two companies, having recently signed the agreement, are beginning work on the technical integration to set up char.gy as a fully-fledged Zap-Pay partner.
Char.gy will become the third charge point operator to be added to Zap-Pay.
The London-based company – which will operate just under 1,000 charge points by the end of July, mainly in and around London and Coventry – was formed to solve the problem of where to charge an EV for those in the UK without off-street parking.
To date, Char.gy has focused on manufacturing simple-to-use charge points for local authorities in England and it is currently the seventh largest charging network in the UK.
Launched last year, Zap-Pay is a way to pay for EV charging across networks from within the Zap-Map app.
As a single-app payment system it uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, and avoids the need for different payment methods across the various networks.
Alex Earl, commercial director at Zap-Map, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Char.gy, whose well designed charging solutions for councils and parking providers are helping to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, particularly for those without off-street parking.
“Char.gy’s easy-to-use ethos chimes perfectly with Zap-Map’s mission to make charging simple, and having them on board is great news for EV drivers, who will benefit from a convenient and easy-to-use service.
“As electric vehicles become mainstream, we need to make paying for charging as simple as possible, so we’re excited to be adding more networks to Zap-Pay over the course of the year.”
Richard Stobart, CEO and founder of char.gy, added, “We want to make the use of electric vehicles as easy as possible for all EV drivers, so I am really excited about this integration with Zap-Pay. Our customers will now have the choice to make payment in a way that is most convenient to them.”