Mer has become the latest nationwide EV charging network to go live on Zap-Map’s payment service Zap-Pay.
The network joins Osprey, ESB Energy, char.gy and GeniePoint meaning that almost 3,000 charging devices across the UK are Zap-Pay enabled.
Users can pay quickly and easily for their EV charging on all five networks across the UK, as well as being able to search for charge points, plan longer journeys, and share updates with other EV drivers.
As a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay is designed to avoid the hassle of using different payment methods across the various networks.
Mer is a European EV charging provider owned by Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy.
In England, the company operates a network of about 600 fast and rapid public chargers, stretching from Cumbria to Dorset.
All Mer charge points are now Zap-Pay enabled and are available to use via the Zap-Map app.
Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zap-Map, said, “As a nationwide charging provider with charge points at convenient locations such as car parks, Mer is a valuable addition to the Zap-Pay partner network who will make paying for destination charging that bit easier for Zap-Map users.
“What’s more, thanks to our users, we know that EV drivers want simple solutions to what is currently a complex puzzle.
“So now more than ever, as electric vehicles approach the mainstream, we need to make sure paying for charging is as simple as possible.”
Alex Hinchcliffe, Managing Director at Mer UK – public charging, said: “Interoperability is absolutely fundamental to facilitate the uptake of electric vehicles.
“Integration with Zap-Pay further simplifies the public electric vehicle charging journey, allowing users to plan, navigate, charge and pay in one place.”