EV charging network Fastned has gone live on Zap-Map’s payment service Zap-Pay.
The two companies signed an agreement during the summer to include the network as a Zap-Pay partner. Fastned is the seventh charging network to come online with Zap-Pay, following Osprey, ESB Energy, char.gy, GeniePoint, Mer and MFG EV Power, the release said.
The completed integration means that around 4,000 charging devices across the UK are currently Zap-Pay enabled. Besides searching for charge points, planning longer journeys and sharing updates with other EV drivers, Zap-Map users can now pay quickly and easily for their EV charging on all seven networks up and down the UK, the company added.
“Fastned is an important addition to the Zap-Pay partner network,’’ Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zap-Map, said. “As an expanding network with rapid and ultra-rapid chargers at well placed locations, its distinctive charging points will make charging an EV that much easier for Zap-Map users. With usage of Zap-Pay already on the up, we’re only expecting to see this trend accelerate now that Fastned has also come online. So I’m delighted to see the Fastned network go live on Zap-Pay.”
Commenting on the occasion, Tom Hurst, UK Country Manager at Fastned, said: “We're glad to be a Zap-Pay partner. At the heart of our mission to provide electric freedom and sustainable mobility is a desire to reduce the barriers to the uptake of EVs and to make driving easier. Zap-Pay’s smart payment solution will play an important role in that.”
All Fastned charging devices in the UK have been Zap-Pay enabled and are available to use on Zap-Map’s iOS and Android mobile apps, the company said.
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