On-street electric car charging company char.gy becomes new Zap-Pay partner

Electric vehicle (EV) charging will become simpler to use and easier to pay for thanks to the collaboration

Ian Osborne
July 2, 2021
EV Biz

char.gy has signed up to become a new partner with Zap-Pay. The London-based charging company has joined the cross-network payment system from Zap-Map, who are the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) mapping service. This makes life simple when it comes to payment for charging an electric car using the Zap-Map app.

Launched last year with a mission to sign up all the key charge point networks across the UK, Zap-Pay is trying to make across-network charging simple to use and pay for.

char.gy will become the third charge point operator to be added to Zap-Pay and will operate just under 1,000 charge points by the end of July. The majority are found in and around London and Coventry offering a solution to those who need to charge an electric car without off-street parking.

To date, char.gy has focused on manufacturing simple-to-use charge points for local authorities in England. The company is now in a strong position to further expand in both the public and private sectors. It’s currently the seventh-largest charging network in the UK.

Alex Earl, Zap-Map commercial director, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with char.gy, whose well designed charging solutions for councils and parking providers are helping to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, particularly for those without off-street parking.

“char.gy’s easy-to-use ethos chimes perfectly with Zap-Map’s mission to make charging simple, and having them on board is great news for EV drivers, who will benefit from a convenient and easy-to-use service.

“As electric vehicles become mainstream, we need to make paying for charging as simple as possible, so we’re excited to be adding more networks to Zap-Pay over the course of the year.”

Richard Stobart, char.gy CEO and founder, said: “We want to make the use of electric vehicles as easy as possible for all EV drivers, so I am really excited about this integration with Zap-Pay. Our customers will now have the choice to make payment in a way that is most convenient to them.”

Zap-Map and char.gy look forward to making further announcements on the partnership once the technical integration is complete.

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