GRIDSERVE Electric Highway charging stations are now visible on Zap-Map’s live data network.
The recently completed integration between the two companies means that the live availability status of the company’s charging locations are now visible on the electric vehicle (EV) mapping service.
In a statement, Zap-Map said: “This will make planning charge stops easier, and deliver a network that people can rely on, without range or charging anxiety, wherever they live in the UK, and whatever type of electric vehicle they drive.”
GRIDSERVE, a leading sustainable energy company that develops, builds, owns and operates clean energy solutions for critical power infrastructure – completed the purchase of the Electric Highway, the world’s first national EV charging network, from Ecotricity in June this year. GRIDSERVE had previously taken a 25% stake in the Electric Highway in March.
The company’s significant investment in the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway has seen legacy chargers already replaced with the latest technology at over 85 locations across the UK. This progress has been achieved in just four months. The new chargers feature the latest advances, such as contactless payment, and certain chargers are capable of the fastest possible charging speeds of up to 350kW.
The completion of this phase sees all locations on the network upgraded and offers a combination of both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors. In addition to this, over a hundred AC 22kW devices will be provided to ensure that nobody is left out and that every EV driver can take full advantage of the upgraded network.
As GRIDSERVE Electric Highway chargers are upgraded and as new sites are installed, all will be displayed on Zap-Map under the new ‘GRIDSERVE Electric Highway’ network brand.
As with chargers from other live partners, GRIDSERVE Electric Highway EV drivers will be able to see the latest live status on the Zap-Map app and desktop, updated every five minutes.
Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-founder and COO at Zap-Map, said: “It is so important for EV drivers to be able to see live status data when planning their journeys. The GRIDSERVE Electric Highway chargers are situated at critical locations across the UK, and we are delighted to be working closely with GRIDSERVE to display live status on Zap-Map. This will be welcome news to EV drivers, as we know they love the existing live data on Zap-Map, giving them more confidence as they get out and about in their EVs.”
Toddington Harper, CEO at GRIDSERVE, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Zap-Map, to help showcase our upgraded, rapidly expanding electric vehicle charging network that is simple-to-use, reliable, and relieves charge anxiety. Driving electric vehicles should be an enjoyable, ultra-convenient and stress-free experience for everyone, and Zap Map helps make it easy for customers to find electric vehicle chargers wherever they are in the UK. Furthermore, enabling people to view the live status of chargers is really useful, and helps to improve customer experience.”
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