Zapmap expands into Europe 

Zapmap has begun mapping charge points in mainland Europe as it looks to expand beyond the United Kingdom.

Electric car drivers travelling to the continent can now use the company’s app and desktop map to search and filter for certain charge points in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

It is currently displaying selected high-power charge points in the five European countries to help UK drivers charge their EV quickly and easily while road tripping in mainland Europe. 

The charge points have a power rating of 60kW or more, offering a variety of payment options.

The coming months will see Zapmap open up EV route planning and charging payments for drivers in France, Germany and Benelux, in line with its comprehensive offering for drivers in the UK and Ireland. The company also has plans to add charge points in further European countries, such as Spain, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.

Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zapmap, said: “Mapping charge points on the continent has been a frequent request from Zapmap users over the past few years, and I’m very pleased to say that we’ve made it happen.

“Our aim at this initial stage is to help UK drivers on the continent find charge points en-route when road tripping in an electric car.

“For now, our route planner and cross-network payment solution are only available in the UK and Ireland. But watch this space, because our next steps will be to help EV drivers plan routes and pay for charging in France, Germany and Benelux.”

“In one go we have added some 15,000 charging locations in Europe – a 50% increase on the number of charging locations in the UK. 

Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-founder &  COO at Zapmap, said: “From our survey, we know that around 18% of Zapmap users travel abroad – typically to France, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany – with the past year seeing a 28% increase in people travelling to mainland Europe in their EV. 

“When using Zapmap abroad, remember to check-in and upload photos to charge points when you use them, just like you do in the UK to help others on their EV journey.”

Image from ZapMap

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