National EV charging network GeniePoint has joined Zap-Pay, the method of paying for charging across networks from within the Zap-Map mapping service.
Zap-Map and Equans – the new name for Engie’s services-led activity and the company that owns and runs the GeniePoint network – recently signed the agreement to include the brand in the Zap-Pay partner network.
The companies have now begun work on technical integration, which is on track to be completed in early August.
GeniePoint will become the fourth network to come online with Zap-Pay.
The GeniePoint network comprises almost 700 charge points including more than 400 rapid chargers in England, Scotland and Wales.
It has chargers at over 200 sites of supermarket chain Morrisons, and has recently been appointed as Whitbread’s EV charging partner to install EV chargers across their Premier Inn estate.
GeniePoint is currently the fourth-largest rapid-charging network in the UK, excluding the Tesla network.
As a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using different payment methods across all the various networks.
Alex Earl, commercial director at Zap-Map, said, “As a nationwide charging network with well-placed rapid and fast charge points, GeniePoint’s inclusion in the Zap-Pay partner network will make paying for charging that much easier for Zap-Map users.
“The GeniePoint Network’s focus on quality and interoperability reflects our own approach with Zap-Pay, and of course Zap-Map’s overall mission to make charging simple.”
Dee Humphries, Managing Director for EV Solutions at Equans, added: “We recognise that we need to keep working hard to make it easier for customers and we are committed to constantly improving the experience for our drivers.
“I’m excited for us to be integrating with Zap-Pay, which will provide greater choice, simplicity and convenience for EV drivers across the country.”