London based parking app JustPark has teamed up with Zap-Map to give easier access to electric vehicle charge points on residential driveways.
Currently Zap-Map has over 1,200 Zap-Home points on its system and the addition of 800 JustPark chargers will take the number to over 2,000. These charge points will be visible to more than 150,000 monthly Zap-Map users, meaning EV drivers will, from June, be able to search, pre-book and pay for private but available EV chargers close to them via the Zap-Map app.
With the recent surge in sales of EVs, there are now close to 500,000 EVs on the UK’s road. But with around 40% of UK households not having access to off-street parking, new solutions for local charging, such as the sharing of charge points available on private land, will be increasingly important.
Anthony Eskinazi, founder and CEO of JustPark, said, “It’s understandable that EV ownership today is heavily weighted towards people lucky enough to have their own driveway to charge on. We need charging solutions that allow all EV drivers to easily and reliably recharge their car, and not force them to only rely on city centre chargers. By hosting our community of charge point owners on Zap-Map, we are ensuring that as many people as possible have access to reliable, affordable EV charging.”
Ben Lane, co-founder and CTO of Zap-Map, said, “The public charging network is expanding rapidly, but there is a real need for community charging closer to home. This new partnership with JustPark means EV drivers can more easily share their home chargers, giving Zap-Map users even more choice in finding a suitable charger when visiting new places away from home, or in their own backyard.”