ZapMap - Google Maps for the EV Generation
Imagine if you could set your destination, and an app could tell you exactly where to stop to recharge, and how long for!! Well, let me introduce one of the most helpful tools for EV owners, ZapMap.
ZapMap is a comprehensive guide to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the UK, making it easier than ever to find a charging point when you're on the go. This guide will explain how ZapMap can help electric car owners find their nearest EV charging station.
What is ZapMap?
ZapMap is an online map that allows EV owners to find the closest EV charging station to their current location should they spontaneously require one.
Another fantastic feature of ZapMap is the ability to route plan. You can add your destination, and it will work out if you'll need to charge on the route. If you do, it will suggest a charger, and also how long you'll need to stop for. It is updated regularly and includes information on the type of charging station (e.g. rapid, fast, slow), the cost of charging, and opening hours. ZapMap also allows users to filter their search results based on their needs, such as the type of charger their car requires.
How To Use ZapMap
Using ZapMap is easy. All you need to do is visit the website or download the app, allow location permissions, and then enter some basic details about the EV you own. You can then filter your search results for chargers based on the type of charge type you wish to use (rapid only for example). When you find the charging station you want to use, you can click on it to get more information, such as opening hours and contact details.
EV owners tend to get slightly frustrated when they go out of their way to stop at a charging station and for whatever reason, it is out of order, or fully taken by people charging. ZapMap allows you to see if any problems have been reported by other EV drivers in the ZapMap community, and it will show how many charge ports are still available. HUGELY helpful!
Benefits of Using ZapMap
It eliminates the need to search multiple websites for charge station locations and makes it easy to find the station that best meets your needs. ZapMap also allows users to update information on the chargers they are using so other users can see live and recent comments.
To download and use the app, it is free! As with most things these days, there's an option to unlock more features and pay a monthly subscription but this isn't absolutely necessary if you are happy to use the features mentioned up until now.
The number of electric cars on the road has grown exponentially over the past handful of years and will continue to do so in the run-up to the 2030 ban on new combustion engine cars. Charging stations are constantly being invested in and integrated into our infrastructure and no one has a handle on the latest information and live updates from actual EV drivers as ZapMap does.
ZapMap makes it easier than ever to find your nearest EV charging station. With its comprehensive map and easy-to-use search filters, ZapMap simplifies the process of finding a charging station and ensures that electric car owners can charge their cars quickly and conveniently.
So if you're an electric car owner, make sure to check out ZapMap and see how it can take any worries you may have, out of the question.