EV charging network Fastned is the latest company to go live on Zap-Map’s payment system Zap-Pay.
Fastned, which has more than 60 rapid and ultra-rapid charging devices at locations in England and Scotland, is the seventh charging network to come online with Zap-Pay, following Osprey, ESB Energy, Char.gy, GeniePoint, Mer and MFG EV Power.
A single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay means drivers to not have to use different payment methods across all the various networks.
The completed integration means that about 4,000 charging devices across the UK are currently Zap-Pay enabled.
In July this year, Fastned installed 10 ultra-rapid chargers as part of Energy Superhub Oxford at Redbridge Park and Ride.
Unlike any other UK charging hub, the site is directly connected to National Grid’s high-voltage transmission network via a four-mile underground cable, which can deliver 10 MW of power to quickly and simultaneously charge hundreds of EVs without putting additional strain on the local electricity network.
Alex Earl, commercial director at Zap-Map, said, “As an expanding network with rapid and ultra-rapid chargers at well placed locations, Fastned’s distinctive charging points will make charging an EV that much easier for Zap-Map users.
“With usage of Zap-Pay already on the up, we’re only expecting to see this trend accelerate now that Fastned has also come online.”
Tom Hurst, UK Country Manager at Fastned, said: “At the heart of our mission to provide electric freedom and sustainable mobility is a desire to reduce the barriers to the uptake of EVs and to make driving easier.
“Zap-Pay’s smart payment solution will play an important role in that.”