Motor Fuel Group’s charging network has gone live on the Allstar Business Solutions-Zap-Map network.
MFG EV Power will enable EV drivers to pay for charging at its network across the country, the company said. Drivers can download the Zap-Map app and add their Allstar One Electric card to activate Allstar features, enabling them to pay for EV charging at participating sites such as MFG EV Power, ESB and Osprey on the Allstar network via Zap-Pay. A single-app payment system, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using multiple payment methods across different networks and removes the need to always carry a physical RFID card.
MFG EV Power is aiming to install some 3,000 ultra-rapid devices (100kW-350kW) by 2031. The network’s sites are typically at traditional petrol station locations and are installed in charging hubs with at least four charging devices.
“By enabling fleets to pay across multiple charge point operators via Zap-Pay, Allstar and Zap-Map will continue to create immeasurable value for EV drivers when charging on the public network,” said Harrison Brook, Head of Partnerships at Zap-Map.
Zap-Map’s partnership with Allstar aims to make charging simple for fleets. With fleets increasingly making the switch to electric, fleet managers benefit from one clear overview of all electricity costs, as well as a simplified admin portal delivering full visibility of spend across fleets, the company said.
This partnership preceded Allstar parent company FLEETCOR’s recent investment in Zap-Map to provide a strategic opportunity for growth in the UK fleet market and in markets outside the UK.
“It is critical that customers have access to as wide a recharging network as possible and that when the time comes to complete the transaction, it is simple and seamless,’’ Managing Director of Global EV Solutions at Allstar Business Solutions, Tom Rowlands said.
The company’s network currently comprises 235 chargers across 46 sites, with a further 10 sites due to open by the end of the year averaging six chargers per site, said Operations Director, EV Network at MFG Martin Symes.
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