National EV charging network GeniePoint is the latest to join Zap-Pay, one of the simplest ways to pay for EV charging across networks from within Zap-Map, the UK’s leading EV mapping service.
Zap-Map and EQUANS, the new name for ENGIE’s services-led activity and the company that owns and runs the GeniePoint network, recently signed the agreement to include GeniePoint in the Zap-Pay partner network.
The companies have now begun work on technical integration, which is on track to be completed in early August. Once finalised, GeniePoint will be fully up and running as an established Zap-Pay partner.
GeniePoint will become the fourth network to come online with Zap-Pay. The GeniePoint network itself comprises almost 700 charge points including over 400 rapid chargers in England, Scotland and Wales and stretches from Dundee to Falmouth. The network has chargers at over 200 sites of supermarket chain Morrisons and has recently been appointed as Whitbread’s EV charging partner to install EV chargers across their Premier Inn estate.
EQUANS’ specialist EV solutions business provides integrated charging solutions that bring together quality hardware with its own proprietary software: the GeniePoint Network, a cloud-based system that ensures interoperability across all GeniePoint-operated charge points.
Launched last year with a mission to sign-up all the key charge point networks across the UK, Zap-Pay is one of the simplest ways to pay for EV charging across networks from within the Zap-Map app. The Zap-Pay service also includes a 24/7 multi-lingual helpdesk for all payment-related issues, which is provided by EVA Global, an international, leading managed services provider, specialised in the electric mobility industry.
As a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using different payment methods across all the various networks. With GeniePoint’s nationwide coverage due to become Zap-Pay enabled in early August, today’s announcement represents a significant step towards convenient, trouble-free charging for EV drivers across the UK.
Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zap-Map, said, “We’re thrilled to welcome GeniePoint on board to Zap-Pay. As a nationwide charging network with well-placed rapid and fast charge points, GeniePoint’s inclusion in the Zap-Pay partner network will make paying for charging that much easier for Zap-Map users. The GeniePoint Network’s focus on quality and interoperability reflects our own approach with Zap-Pay, and of course Zap-Map’s overall mission to make charging simple. I’m looking forward to seeing GeniePoint come online in August and together providing a convenient and easy-to-use service for EV drivers.”
Dee Humphries, Managing Director for EV Solutions at EQUANS, commented, “GeniePoint is focussed on making it as easy as possible for all EV drivers to get a charge when they need it. We recognise that we need to keep working hard to make it easier for customers and we are committed to constantly improving the experience for our drivers. I’m excited for us to be integrating with Zap-Pay, which will provide greater choice, simplicity and convenience for EV drivers across the country.”
Zap-Map and EQUANS look forward to publishing further announcements on the partnership in August once the technical integration is complete.
Launched in June 2014, with a mission to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles (EV) and help the drive towards zero carbon mobility, Zap-Map is the UK’s leading EV mapping service. The charging point map, available on desktop and iOS/Android apps, helps EV drivers to search for available charge points, plan longer journeys, pay for charging on participating networks and share updates with other drivers.
Zap-Map currently has 200,000 registered users, and over 95% of the UK’s public points on its network. Over 75% of the UK EV drivers have downloaded Zap–Map, which has grown 60% since 2020, in line with the electric vehicle market. For more information please visit https://www.zap-map.com
About EV Solutions at EQUANS
EQUANS UK & Ireland’s specialist EV Solutions business was founded in 2010. We provide integrated electric vehicle charging solutions, including design, hardware, installation, operation and project management by bringing together best-of-breed hardware and our own endorsed proprietary software systems to provide end-to-end technology for public, workplace & private sector EV charging.
In 2014, we developed our own cloud-based back-office software – the GeniePoint platform, which provides full control and reporting for all of the EV charge points that we operate, including the national EV charging network the GeniePoint network.
The EQUANS EV Solutions software team is highly experienced in the provision of critical messaging and monitoring software solutions. Our mission is to establish the GeniePoint platform as the first choice charging platform for out-of-home charging.
The GeniePoint software platform is a world-class electric vehicle charging back-office system focussing on accurate and reliable data providing live status, availability of chargers and billing functionality. We align it with reliable hardware products to provide active fault monitoring aiming for 100% uptime of our GeniePoint network.