Charge My Street has become the latest charge point operator to sign up to EV charging payment service Zap-Pay.
The community-based charging network, which currently operates more than 40 fast charging devices in the north-west of England, will become the ninth charge point operator to be added to Zap-Map’s payment service.
Charge My Street is a community benefit society that installs and operates charge points for EVs in sites such as village halls, community centres and local businesses.
It enables those without access to off-street parking to charge for a reduced cost, less than a five-minute walk from their home.
The society raises money through community shares via investment service Ethex and all profits that it makes from shares or subscriptions goes into installing more charge points in the local area.
It is currently coming to the end of an Innovate UK sponsored project to install charge points not only across the north of England but also nationwide.
Zap-Pay, which was launched last year, is the way to pay for EV charging using a credit or debit card across networks from within the Zap-Map app.
Daniel Heery, director at Charge My Street, said, “As we continue to provide a solution for those without access to off-street parking, we need to offer a simple, secure and dependable solution, and Zap-Pay allows all EV drivers to do that.”
Alex Earl, commercial director at Zap-Map, added, “It’s great to be working with Charge My Street.
“Their community-funded charge points are helping to stimulate demand for EVs in areas without off-street parking outside of large conurbations.
“By doing so, they are encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles in places which might otherwise be left behind as the country transitions to EVs.”